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The chase boat alongside INEOS Britannia’s AC40 training boat Athena as its crew tackled a battery fire onboard on Friday 16 February
Britain’s challenger for the 37th America’s Cup suffered a setback during training off Barcelona last Friday (16 February) when an electrical fire broke out on one of its boats. According to Marine Industry News, the crew onboard INEOS Britannia’s AC40…
Royal Irish Yacht Club's Saskia Tidey is a member of the GB squad in the race to win the inaugural Puig Women’s America’s Cup
Royal Irish Yacht Club's Saskia Tidey has been named as a member of the Pathway squad in the race to win the inaugural Puig Women’s America’s Cup and retain the Youth America’s Cup for Britain. In a busy year for…
Logo for the 2024 12mR World Championship at Porquerolles Yacht Club from 17 to 23 June
From 17 to 23 June, Porquerolles Yacht Club will be the host venue for the 12mR World Championship, one of the most prestigious sailing events and a must for the class. A real America's Cup atmosphere will reign over this…
Sir Ben Ainslie
British sailing legend Sir Ben Ainslie is stepping down as driver of Emirates Great Britain SailGP Team, as Marine Industry News reports. The Olympic Games’ most successful sailor to date will be succeeded by fellow Olympic medallist and America’s Cup…
Finalists Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli competing in the America's Cup Preliminary Regatta in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Emirates Team New Zealand sailed accurately and consistently to win the America's Cup Preliminary Regatta in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They aced the Grand Final from start to finish, while Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli secured their spot in the Grand Final…
The AC40s at the preliminary regatta of the 37 America's Cup in Vilanova i la Geltrú from 14th to 17th September
With NYYC American topping the final series standings after a simply stunning day at Vilanova i La Geltrú where they took their chances, front-ran like demons and sailed incredibly smoothly, it was all-on for the Match Race Grand Final against Emirates…
The rain in Spain, which supposedly falls ‘mainly on the plain’, decided that Vilanova I La Geltrú would be its intended target on this, day one of the first Preliminary Regatta on the road to the 37th America’s Cup in Barcelona
The 37th America's Cup cycle experienced a delay due to a thunderstorm that swept past Vilanova i La Geltrú, the first Preliminary Regatta of The 37th America’s Cup. The storm soaked the AC40 fleet and deprived the area of wind,…
French America's Cup Orient Express Racing Team launched their new AC40 boat at Port Vell but lack of wind in in Barcelona proved a problem
The French America's Cup Orient Express Racing Team made AC history on Tuesday, August 23rd) with the maiden sail of their new AC40 sailing boat. The team launched their boat with its stunning blue and gold livery to match the…
The AC40 foiling yacht
The “revolutionary” AC40 foiling yacht designed by Emirates Team New Zealand is now available for private owners to compete in a new AC40 Grand Prix Circuit. Conceived as a strict one-design 40-foot version of the AC75 yachts that competed in…
Forgotten but not gone...New Zealand's unsuccessful 1992 America's Cup challenger has drifted ashore near Auckland
Thirty-one years ago, she carried the hopes of a nation, and no care and expense were too much for New Zealand's 1992 America's Cup Challenger. But the highly-specialised boats which were developed at that time to fit in with the…
After a successful day one on Friday recommissioning Te Rehutai, America's Cup defenders Team New Zealand had a 'superb' day two sailing in Barcelona out amongst the Puig Vela Classica regatta
The Defender of the 37th America’s Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand, have made a welcome addition to the skyline of Barcelona, becoming the fourth team to launch and sail at the Cup venue. The team became operational a day ahead…
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland
The current official home of the America’s Cup is in dire financial straits after reporting that its trading loss for the last financial year has risen to nearly NZ$2 million (€1.12m). As the New Zealand Herald reports, the Royal New…
SailGP and Olympic veterans feature in the Orient Express Racing Team sailing squad
Orient Express Racing Team — the French Challenger for the 37th America's Cup — has reached another significant milestone en route to next year’s showdown in Barcelona with the unveiling of the sailing squad. The announcement on Thursday (6 July)…
The Royal St. George Yacht Club recruited a team of 40 sailors to enter the 2024 Youth America's Cup in the new foiling AC40 class
Ireland's first-ever challenge for the Youth and Women’s America’s Cup sailing championship has ended without an invitation to Barcelona this Autumn. Ireland's bid was pipped at the post by an Australian syndicate, where two clubs in Sydney combined their efforts…
All around the Port Vell, building work is now at pace as the construction of the team’s bases takes shape. For the teams themselves, winter training has been an intense period with new boats launched, new design ideas coming to fruition and sailing techniques honed through long hours on the water.
It has been exactly one year since the announcement that Barcelona had secured the venue rights as the host city for the 37th America’s Cup and following the signing of the agreement, work has been ongoing transforming the Port Vell…
New Zeland's America's Cup defender, Te Rehutai, is set to return to the waters of Auckland's Hauraki Gulf just over two years since the last time it was sailed for the final race of AC36
With news that the first regatta of the Catalonian port of Vilanova i la Geltrú, is the Host Venue for the first Preliminary Regatta of the 37th America's Cup to take place in September this year, coincidentally Emirates Team New Zealand’s…