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Pelle Petterson
Swedish sailing icon Pelle Petterson has been announced as winner of the prestigious Magnus ”Mange” Olsson Prize 2022, awarded annually to an individual who has made an indelible contribution to the world of sailing. Petterson is the first Swede to…
Meet the sailors ready for the Alinghi Red Bull Racing challenge
Fourteen sailors have been selected to join the Alinghi Red Bull Racing crew and represent the Société Nautique de Genève as a Challenger for the 37th America’s Cup.  The 14 selected are all young, Swiss and talented, with solid experience…
Mark Ellis (UK) is one of a trio of highly qualified members who will be in charge of maintaining the rules and regulations in relation to all AC37 race yachts
The Rules Committee for the 37th America’s Cup has been announced today with a trio of highly qualified members who will be in charge of maintaining the rules and regulations in relation to all AC37 race yachts. They are Mark…
Tom Slingsby
Tom Slingsby has signed with New York Yacht Club American Magic for the 37th America’s Cup in 2024. Slingsby, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist and multi-class world champion, previously helped an American team win the 'Auld Mug' in 2013. “I’m…
Could Cork Harbour be the venue for the 37th America's Cup? The Government is to discuss it
It's emerged that Minister of Sport Catherine Martin was not told about proposals to host the America's Cup in Cork Harbour for three months. According to Saturday's Irish Times, an unpublished Government report also reveals that ministers were warned the…
The eye-catching sight of the restored International 15 Metres racing in the Mediterranean is to be replicated off Barcelona as the boats-of-choice for the 37th America’s Cup in 2024
As the dust settles on the global kerfuffle over the torrid venue selection process for the 37th America’s Cup Series in 2024 with Barcelona taking the prize, it emerges from leaked documents that the final big money agreement includes various…
Team New Zealand's Chase Zero is the first boat to be launched in this America’s Cup cycle
Emirates Team New Zealand launched their prototype hydrogen-powered foiling chase boat in Auckland today with Emirates Team New Zealand team member Andrea Joy christening her ’Chase Zero’ in front of the wider team. Chase Zero is the first boat to…
Announcement of the 37th America´s Cup - (L to R) Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona. Pere Aragonés, President of the Government of Catalonia and Team New Zealand's Grant Dalton
America’s Cup Defender Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton has announced Barcelona as the Host Venue after a long and competitive venue selection process. “Barcelona really is one of the most recognised cities in the world so to have…
The decision by Government to withdraw its America's Cup bid to host what would have been a once in a lifetime event is disappointing and short-sighted given the potential economic, social, and cultural benefits associated with the competition, according to…
Racing in the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland, New Zealand last year
As reported earlier on Afloat.ie, the Government has withdrawn Ireland’s bid to host the America’s Cup in Cork Harbour in 2024. In a press statement this evening (Monday 28 March), the Department of Tourism and Sport confirmed that Minister Catherine…
Artist’s impression of the America’s Cup base proposed for the publicly owned Tivoli Docks in Cork city centre
It’s been reported that the Government will not continue its bid to host the next America’s Cup in Cork Harbour in 2024. Posting on Twitter, RTÉ News political correspondent Michaél Lehane said: “Ministers Catherine Martin and Jack Chambers, after consultation…
Barcelona waterfront
The revelation that the mighty Spanish sailing resort and port city of Barcelona has been secretly putting together a powerful hosting bid for the 2024 America’s Cup in the heart of vibrant Catalonia has been bruising news down Cork Harbour…
March 31st is the deadline for the announcement of the 2024 America's Cup venue
Leaks in boats are generally not considered a good thing, even if the recent case of a patriotic Ukrainian crewman trying to sink his Russian arms-manufacturing oligarch employer's superyacht in Mallorca as a protest against the Putin invasion drew widespread…
Emirates Team New Zealand
The core Emirates Team New Zealand team consists of six key sailors led by Skipper Peter Burling who is joined by Blair Tuke, Andy Maloney, Nathan Outteridge, Glenn Ashby and Josh Junior whose focus will be on the performance and development…
A visual of the Emirates Team New Zealand land yacht now under construction
Some childhood dreams can become realities, others remain just that- dreams. For a 10-year-old boy growing up in Bendigo Australia, his childhood dream was to go faster than anyone else had done, powered by the wind. Speed has always been…
Emirates Team New Zealand’s prototype hydrogen foiling chase boat is in the final stages of a complex fit out prior to its launch in March.
The construction of the America's Cup chase boat was started in August 2021 at the team’s North Shore build facility, the appendage construction is in its final stages and the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powertrain installation is underway at the team’s…

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