'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, June 30, 2020
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.
America's Cup – Saturday, March 14, 2020
As to expect, the first event of the America's Cup World Series in Cagliari ITA, planned for April 23-28, will not take place. The request to do so of the organizing Challenger of Record 'Prada' asked for a postponement, and it will be up to the Arbitration Panel, if, when and where this event will be held. The news. ----- Meanwhile, the French Sailing Federation announced an interruption of all regatta activities until April 5. The Communiqué. ----- The Extraordinary General Assembly of World Sailing, planned for May 3 in London, concerning the much disputed Governance Proposal, has also been cancelled. The news. ----- Another important event, the SailGP event in San Francisco on May 2/3, has also been cancelled. The news.
America's Cup – Saturday, October 5, 2019
America's Cup – Thursday, October 3, 2019
Yesterday, the Italian Challenger of Record 'Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli' presented their AC-75-Cupper as third syndicate. The futuristic design looks quite different compared with the New Zealand und US yachts launched last month. ----- Tomorrow, Ben Ainslie GBR will splash the English 'Ineos' Cupper. ----- The Prada news.
America's Cup – Thursday, September 19, 2019
America's Cup – Friday, September 6, 2019
The first AC75, a 75-foot Foiling Monohull, launched by any of the five teams involved in the 2021 America's Cup Challenge, has been christened and splashed in Auckland NZL yesterday. This first of two boats, allowed to be built by the AC Protocol, will be used for extensive tests on Hauraki Gulf, the AC race area, during the New Zealand spring and summer season ahead to perfect the design and construction of the 2021 race boat, before being transported to Europe for the first America’s Cup World Series event in Cagliari, Sardinia ITA, April 23 to 26, 2020. ----- Luna Rossa will launch their boat early next week while the American syndicates Stars and Stripes and American Magic and Britain’s Team UK will soon follow. ----- The news.