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America's Cup
Sir Ben Ainslie’s team won their the fifth race in a row in the Round Robins
INEOS TEAM UK stays unbeaten after what was probably the closest race seen so far on the AC75s, with nine lead changes throughout the nail-biting race against Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli. With that result, Sir Ben Ainslie’s team won their…
American Magic's withdrawal from racing in the last two round robins of the America's Cup Challenger Selection Series means a revised schedule of racing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour this week. Following New York Yacht Club American Magic informing the Regatta…
Patriot capsized after day three of the Prada Cup in Auckland
After racing into a squall, crashing, capsizing, incurring significant damage and coming close to sinking, American Magic's AC75 racing yacht, PATRIOT, made it back to shore at 10:45 PM NZDT after a herculean effort to save the boat. The arrival…
NYYC American Magic's AC75 'Patriot''s dramatic capsize
The America's Cup is living up to its high drama billing in Auckland at the PRADA Cup, with all the support teams now battling to save NYYC American Magic's AC75 'Patriot' after a spectacular capsize. Local reports from the race…
The British challenger INEOS TEAM UK again surprised many by winning their third race in a row
A tricky and yet revealing day for the Challengers competing in the America's Cup PRADA Cup Round Robins due the to the tricky light wind conditions that frequently forced the AC75’s off their foils. A positive day for the Challenger…
INEOS Team UK lead at the Prada Cup in Auckland
INEOS TEAM UK went from zero to hero by winning both races with solid starts, smooth sailing and protecting their leads over their opponents, both American Magic and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team respectively. It is a result few people had…
Defenders Team New Zealand nosedived and capsized in an unforced error shortly after gybing
Whether it be for the Challengers or the Defender, the speed at which the whole America's Cup fleet is developing has already taken even the experts by surprise. During the break between the PRADA America's Cup World Series Auckland and…
Wipe out for Team New Zealand
Speculation mounts over the causes of Emirates Team New Zealand’s epic capsize this morning during an America's Cup practice session in Auckland. All four teams were out getting in a few more training laps ahead of the Prada Cup Challenger…
The Prada Cup is a crucial event to determine which foreign Challenger will take on the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the 36th America's Cup Match in March
Organised by COR 36, Challenger of Record, the PRADA Cup - the Challenger Selection Series - will be held from January 15 to the end of February 2021: the last day depends on the number of races that will be…
Sail designer Pietro Pinucci and Vittorio d’Albertas give insightful comment on the UK team problems
Crashing out of the America's Cup World Series earlier this month with no race wins has only added to the increasing commentary surrounding Sir Ben Ainslie's Team INEOS UK problems in New Zealand.  Is Ainslie still able to recover? Yes, INEOS…
Waiting for the wind in Auckland
No winner in Auckland today for the Prada America's Cup Christmas Race as the breeze dropped away after the start of race 1 and there was not enough to complete the 4 races scheduled for the day. Race 1 between…
Team New Zealand celebrate
As if written into the script, the final race was the one that mattered when it came to who would take the PRADA America’s Cup World Series Auckland trophy. With Emirates Team New Zealand and American Magic on even points,…
New York Yacht Club American Magic shares the overall lead with Team New Zealand
Four match races have been held on the second day of the Amercia's Cup World Series in Auckland on racecourse C, the preferred playing field as it brings the racing right into the heart of the Waitematā Harbour, with a shifty…
Team Ineos UK in the foreground on Day one of the World Cup Series
The first racing day of the PRADA America's Cup World Series in Auckland has concluded and New York Yacht Club American Magic is leading the provisional ranking after winning both their matches. In second position comes Emirates Team New Zealand…
Team Ineos
All eyes are on Ineos Team UK as it struggles to compete in at least one trial race before the World Cup Series starts on Thursday in New Zealand. So far it has been anything but plain sailing for Ben Ainslie…
File image of New York Yacht Club American Magic
Two of the three America's Cup challengers may not take part in the first practice races following incidents on the water earlier in the week. As the NZ Herald reports, Ineos Team UK and American Magic are in doubt for…
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