America's Cup – Saturday, November 21, 2020
America's Cup – Monday, October 26, 2020
After months of speculation as to what the next wave of America's Cup boats would look like, we now know as all three Challengers have wheeled their latest creations into the open. Matt Sheahan takes a close look at what characterises each of the new boats. The Planet Sail video.
America's Cup – Thursday, September 24, 2020
America's Cup – Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Yesterday, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) announced that the Youth America's Cup event, scheduled for January 2021, has been canceled due to New Zealand Government restrictions around immigration. 19 teams from 13 nations were on the entry list, and with the AC9F foiling monohull, a special down-sized America's Cup type yacht had been developed and successfully launched ....... in vain! ----- The news in SailWorld.
Yesterday, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) announced that the Youth America's Cup event, scheduled for January 2021, has been canceled due to New Zealand Government restrictions around immigration. 19 teams from 13 nations (among them two Swiss teams) were on the entry list, and with the AC9F foiling monohull, a special down-sized America's Cup type yacht had been developed and successfully launched ....... in vain! ----- The news in SailWorld.
America's Cup – Tuesday, September 1, 2020
In the past few weeks, we have reported on various inconsistencies in the management of the international sailing federation World Sailing, as commented on in the Norwegian SeilMagasinet and other sailing publications. Irregularities in the selection of the Olympic classes for 2024, financial emergencies with a near-bankrupt situation, complaints from board members against the president, and much more brought the World Sailing in a crooked light. ----- With the dispute between President Kim Andersen DEN with the involvement of a London law firm and the World Sailing Ethics Commission, currently dealing with the third claim filed against him, the sad matter has reached a temporary climax. Here is the Google translation (PDF) of the article in the Norvegian SeilMagasinet.no of yesterday, August 31st. Hopefully, the World Sailing Member National Authorities will put an end to this tragedy recalling this incompetent President and Board from Office at the General Assembly in next November (scheduled to be held electronically).
America's Cup – Tuesday, June 30, 2020
'Defiant', the first AC75 racing yacht built for the New York Yacht Club 'American Magic', Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, has arrived in New Zealand, as the first syndicate to have one boat on site in Auckland. After long negotiations, the entry for team personnel and their families was made possible after the team received Corona border exemptions from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The early transfer was planned to leave Pensacola, Gulf of Mexico, before the start of the hurricane season. ----- The official report.
America's Cup – Tuesday, May 26, 2020
After a 4-month Odyssee journey from Auckland NZL to Cagliari ITA and back, the AC75 of 'Team New Zealand' was welcomed back in her home port yesterday. The cupper was dispatched on a cargo ship direction Europe on February 2nd before the Corona crisis stopped all sport events including the AC World Series planned to be held in Cagliari ITA and Portsmouth GBR. ----- The news.
America's Cup – Thursday, April 30, 2020
With the easing of the corona restrictions, the America's Cup teams from Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZL have resumed their training in the past few days. While Luna Rossa could test with her AC75-Cupper - to comply with the safety regulations, the grinders were replaced by electronic winches, here the report - Team NZL can only sail with the smaller test version of the boat for the time being. Their AC75, intended to participate in the meanwhile canceled Cagliari ITA AC event, is still on her way back to NewZealand. ----- An report in SailWorld.
America's Cup – Friday, April 24, 2020
The Corona crisis also messed up the program of the America's Cup teams. After the cancellation of the World Series of Cagliari ITA and Portsmouth GBR, the teams now lack on the water comparisons with the competition and thus, the construction of the definitive Cupper- already underway with most teams - will be based on theoretical assumptions. Here a summary on the situation.
America's Cup – Tuesday, March 31, 2020
America's Cup – Wednesday, March 25, 2020
With the cancellation of the two European AC World Series Events in Cagliari ITA and Portsmouth GBR, the already reduced program of the America's Cup has been even further limited. Only at the end of 2020, the four teams will meet for the first time at the Auckland World Series, too late to make any changes in the boat designs after a direct comparison with opponents on the water. In January 2021, the Prada Cup, the Challenger Series to determine the team to face the Cup defender 'Team New Zealand' for the Cup fight in early March 2021, will already begin. ----- For the moment, the Kiwis are the most affected by this situation as their AC75 is on a cargo ship to Europe. However, their smaller training boat will allow continuing the training on a high level. As far as the design of the allowed second boat is concerned, all teams are in a similar situation, as no live race tests have been possible.
America's Cup – Tuesday, March 24, 2020
The America’s Cup Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, and the local organising authority announced yesterday the unavoidable cancellation of the Emirates AC World Series event in Portsmouth, which was scheduled to take place between June 4-7. ----- The news.