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Aaron Young Commodore of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (left) has received and accepted a challenge for the 37th America’s Cup from the Royal Yacht Squadron's Team INEOS UK and Sir Ben Ainslie
Emirates Team New Zealand has confirmed that the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has accepted a Notice of Challenge for the 37th America’s Cup (AC37) from the Royal Yacht Squadron Racing, represented by INEOS TEAM UK, which will act as…
After 10 races and a scoreline of 7:3 the America’s Cup was New Zealand’s once again
Once again Emirates Team New Zealand has entered the history books and won the America’s Cup for New Zealand for the fourth time. On day 7 of the 36th America’s Cup, the Kiwis scored the 7th point they needed to…
Emirates Team New Zealand on Match Point
Emirates Team New Zealand move within one win of retaining the Auld Mug after day 6 of the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland Harbour. The first race of the day was without any doubt the tightest match raced so far,…
Emirates Team New Zealand put 2 points on the scoreboard and took a 2 win lead over Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli
Day 5 of the America’s Cup was without a doubt the most heart-stopping of the 36th America’s Cup. After four days of deadlock and races decided 5 minutes after the start, today Emirates Team New Zealand put 2 points on…
The America’s Cup Race Committee was forced to call off racing due to the lack of wind
Weather won the day on the Waitemata Harbour today on the fourth day of the 36th America’s Cup with the Race Committee forced to call off racing due to the lack of wind. The scoreboard between Emirates Team New Zealand…
In the pre-start to race five, after their march out to the right-hand side of the zone, both boats found themselves early for their passage back to the start line
As if it was written in the script, day 3 of the America’s Cup presented by Prada is again locked up with Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli in 3-3 tie. To lift the Auld Mug one…
Today was all about getting your nose in front and staying there
Day 2 of the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada proved once again that the start is crucial and highlighted just how evenly matched the two teams are in light conditions as the Match goes into day 3 with a…
The opening day of the 36th America's Cup has delivered no guide. Instead, it had proved just how closely matched these two teams are and how the Cup looks unlikely to be a walkover, for either Emirates Team New Zealand or Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli
It is impossible to exaggerate the importance and significance of the first race in any America’s Cup as the anticipation and build up that proceeds the first day is beyond anything else in sailing. Day one of the 36th America’s…
Emirates Team New Zealand Skipper Peter Burling and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Skipper and Team Director Max Sirena fronted today the opening press conference
Three months after the first official race for the new AC75 class, the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA looks set to lay a marker down in history, with the first race of the Match starting tomorrow 10th of March…
‘Media’
This AC, more than ever, is a virtual event. The onboard cameras, the instant editing, the choppers, the chase boats the expert commentary and the crews' comms, beamed straight to my computer…… for free……Heaven.
Locked down in Dublin and glued to the America’s Cup coming from Auckland, artist, Pete Hogan has been watching a lot of the preliminary action on his computer. Inevitably, such a sailfest inspired the round the world sailor to paint…
After almost four years of planning the start of the 36th America's Cup is just days away for Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli. And while Auckland remains in lockdown, both teams have been able to continue testing and training
The highly anticipated Race 1 of the 36th America’s Cup Match will start shortly after 4 pm (NZT) on Wednesday 10th March after the New Zealand Government announced a reduction in alert levels today. Under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 or…
Shannon Falcone is Trimmer/Grinder on Luna Rossa and has Irish roots
As well as the connection forged through the presentation of the Sir Thomas Lipton Memorial Cup by Royal Ulster Yacht Club on Belfast Lough to the 36th America's Cup challenging team's yacht club, the Circolo Della Vela Sicilia Yacht Club,…
Ian O'Meara of Viking Marine with some Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli is prepared for the 36th America's Cup Match
The latest lockdown in Auckland has delivered a new challenge to both Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli as they prepare for the 36th America's Cup Match. The level 3 restrictions that were announced by the Government…
Ameria's Cup racing will not occur before at least Wednesday 10th March
In light of the latest Auckland COVID-19 Level 3 lockdown put in place by the Government from 6 am this morning for the next seven days, America’s Cup Event Ltd has postponed the first weekend of racing on Saturday 6th…
No longer at the races……The AC75 American Magic at an early stage of the selection trials for the current 2021 series, when she seemed well able to cope with awkward seas. But she was actually in smoother water some weeks later when she became airborne in squally weather on starboard tack, and in crashing back to sea level, the port foil snapped like a stick of celery, holing the hull
When the "low black schooner" America won what was to become an historic race around the Isle of Wight on Friday 22nd August 1851 from a small fleet of varied English yachts, thereby winning a silver ewer which was eventually…
The Sir Thomas Lipton Memorial Cup
Since 1970 it has been the tradition that Royal Ulster Yacht Club in Bangor on Belfast Lough, presents the Sir Thomas Lipton Memorial Cup to the America's Cup Challenger's Yacht Club. When the first Challenger series was run in that…

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