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The essence of effective simplicity – the schooner America as she was in 1851, when her victory in the race round the Isle of Wight resulted in the trophy becoming the America’s Cup.
There must be very few people in sailing who don’t know something of the America writes W M Nixon. She was the “low black schooner” which came across the Atlantic from New York in 1851, and won a race around…
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An exciting new era in America's Cup racing has been unveiled today as the concept for the AC75, the class of boat to be sailed in the 36th America's Cup is released illustrating a bold and modern vision for high…
Green Marine’s composite manufacturing facility in Hythe
#TradeNews - BBC News reports that Green Marine, the high performance yacht builder in the UK responsible for entries in the Volvo Ocean Race and America’s Cup, has gone into liquidation. Forty-six jobs have been lost with the end of…
Protocol Announced For 36th America’s Cup
#AmericasCup - The protocol of the 36th America’s Cup was released yesterday (Thursday 28 September) at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron after “focused and friendly” negotiations between the defending cupholders and the Challenger of Record, Circolo della Vela Sicilia.…
Cliffhanger….the Volvo 65s Turn the Tide on Plastic and Team Vestas in a tacking duel at The Needles lighthouse during the first race of the new fleet, a sprint round the Isle of Wight in the middle of Cowes Week 2017. Annalise Murphy will contest the Volvo Ocean Race on Turn the Tide, and Damian Foxall and James O’Mahoney are with Team Vestas
In the days when sailing was a seasonal sport, a few main pillar events dominated the international programme. The Sailing Olympics. The America’s Cup. The Fastnet Race. The Dragon Gold Cup. The Sydney-Hobart Race. The Whitbread Round the World Race.…
America’s Cup monohull Alinghi in 2003. After three different challenges in which multi-hulls have been used, the word is that current holders New Zealand will be defending in mono-hulls.
It has been confirmed that the next edition of the America’s Cup will see defenders New Zealand organise the racing in monohulls, after three stagings of the world’s oldest international sporting challenge in multihulls writes W M Nixon. This will…
Peter Burling and crew raise the Auld Mug aloft after their victory in the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda on Monday 26 June
#AmericasCup - It only took one more race for Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand to seal the deal and clinch the Auld Mug in the 35th America’s Cup match in Bermuda yesterday (Monday 26 June). Race nine, the…
Match Point For Emirates Team New Zealand In 35th America’s Cup
#AmericasCup - Emirates Team New Zealand extended their lead over Oracle Team USA by six points to one after the fourth day of the 35th America’s Cup match in Bermuda yesterday (Sunday 25 June).The Kiwis’ comfortable wins in the seventh…
Land Rover BAR came up short against Emirates Team New Zealand, who currently lead the America's Cup match series against defending champions Oracle Team USA
#AmericasCup - The Mercedes Formula 1 Team’s former chief executive has spoken of his pride in Sir Ben Ainslie and crew’s performance in the America’s Cup amid criticism of their failure to reach the big race in Bermuda. Land Rover…
The winning crew of Lionheart in Bermuda yesterday
#AmericasCup - Second place in a dramatic, high-stakes final race was enough to clinch victory for Lionheart in the inaugural America’s Cup J Class Regatta in Bermuda yesterday (Tuesday 20 June). Fresh off their win in last week’s Superyacht Regatta,…
The J Class fleet in action in their first dedicated America’s Cup regatta
#AmericasCup - Three crews enjoyed race victories on the first day of the inaugural America’s Cup J Class Regatta on Monday (19 June). Hanuman and Ranger top the seven-boat fleet with Lionheart, the top performer among the class in last…
Lionheart’s consistent sailing in the three-day regatta paid off
#AmericasCup - Lionheart sailed to the top place in the J Class in yesterday’s final round of the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta in Bermuda. The team behind the Dutch yacht – which features Volvo Ocean Race veteran Bouwe Bekking as…
The J Class at sail off Bermuda for the America's Cup Superyacht Regatta
#AmericasCup - Hanuman rebounded from a false start to claim victory in the first round of the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta in Bermuda yesterday (Tuesday 13 June). Optimised for expected light conditions, the J Class fleet leader was quick despite…
The BAR A​cademy S​quad for​ Red Bul​l Youth ​America'​s Cup
The long months of preparation are almost at an end as seven of Britain's most talented and ambitious young sailors take on the world. The hand-picked team, including Neil Hunter, 22 year old from Scotland, who raced with Ben Ainslie…
The aftermath of Emirates Team New Zealand’s pitch-pole on Tuesday
#AmericasCup - Emirates Team New Zealand suffered a high-speed pitch-pole just moments after the start of their America’s Cup play-off semi-final with Land Rover BAR on Tuesday (6 June), as previously reported on Afloat.ie. But how did such a disastrous…
The Bell Tolls For Ainslie
Sir Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR's quest to win the 35th America's Cup came to an early end on Thursday in Bermuda when Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand sealed the British team's fate by reaching the five…

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