America's Cup – Friday, October 6, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017   

America's Cup News - the New York Yacht Club will be back !

 America's Cup News - the New York Yacht Club will be back ! After the release of the Protocol for the 36th America's Cup to be sailed on foiling monohulls, three nations have already now expressed their intention to challenge the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron represented by Emirates Team New Zealand. After 'BAR' Racing with Ben Ainslie GBR and 'Groupama Team France' with Franck Cammas FRA, the New York YC held a Press Conference yesterday to launch the challenge represented by the newly founded "Bella Mente Quantum Racing Association (BQRA)", a joint venture of the owners John 'Hap' Fauth and Doug Devos (a.o. owner of Quantum Sails). Skipper and CEO of the syndicat will be Terry Hutchinson USA (tactician on the Maxi Bella Mente as well as on the TP52 Quantum). The explicit 25-min breaking news on TFE Take Five.
America's Cup – Saturday, September 30, 2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017   

America's Cup News - Team reactions re the Protocol of the 36th America's Cup

 America's Cup News - Team reactions re the Protocol of the 36th America's Cup First reactions by possible America’s Cup candidates have been published immediately after the AC 36 Protocol announcement two days ago. While Land Rover BAR’s Ben Ainslie GBR is eager to bring the Cup home to England also under the new conditions, Alinghi SUI puts up some question marks and announces, that a decision will be taken at the end of the 2017 season, where the Swiss team is still fighting for the GC32 Extreme Sailing Series title defence in the last two events in North America.
America's Cup – Friday, September 29, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017   

America's Cup News - The Protocol of the 36th America's Cup

 America's Cup News - The Protocol of the 36th America's Cup As announced after the Cup Victory three months ago, the America's Cup defender 'Team New Zealand' and the Challenger of Record 'Prada' released the Protocol of the 36th America's Cup in Auckland on time yesterday.
The most important changes were already rumored during the past weeks: The AC75 Class will be a monohull - obviously - 75 foot long, not yet decided whether foiling or not. Strict nationality rules shall make the Cup a "Competition among Nations". The boats must be laminated in the country of the competitor. 20% or three crew, whichever is higher, must be true nationals (i.e. citizens) of the competing yacht club. The remainder of the crew can be made up of temporary residents of the challenging yacht club’s country. The Challenger Selection Series will be called Prada Cup. The intended venue is Auckland, New Zealand with the Match to be raced in March 2021, preceded by The Prada Cup in January and February 2021, details to be announced by August 31st, 2018.
The news.
America's Cup – Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   

America's Cup News from New Zealand

 America's Cup News from New Zealand In a statement. the America's Cup defender, “Emirates Team New Zealand, informs, that after consulting with a number of potential challengers, there is an overall desire to have a spectacular monohull yacht that will be exciting to match race, but also one that the public and sailors can relate to as a sail boat that really challenges a full crew of professional yachtsman around the race track. Additionally, they intend for the Protocol to contain a “constructed in country” requirement for competing yachts and a nationality requirement for competing crew members.
An interview with Patrizio Bertelli Prada regarding the 36th America's Cup.
America's Cup – Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017   

America's Cup News from New Zealand

In a statement. the America's Cup defender, “Emirates Team New Zealand, informs, that after consulting with a number of potential challengers, there is an overall desire to have a spectacular monohull yacht that will be exciting to match race, but also one that the public and sailors can relate to as a sail boat that really challenges a full crew of professional yachtsman around the race track. Additionally, they intend for the Protocol to contain a “constructed in country” requirement for competing yachts and a nationality requirement for competing crew members.
An interview with Patrizio Bertelli Prada regarding the 36th America's Cup.
America's Cup – Friday, July 21, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017   (Image © Carlo Borlenghi)

America's Cup News from New Zealand

 America's Cup News from New Zealand Team New Zealand has informed on the time schedule for the 36th America's Cup Challenge. In the coming September, the Protocol in preparation together with the Challenger of Record 'Luna Rossa' will be published. The Challenger Series will begin in Autumn 2021 in Auckland NZL. The most important change will be, that a "constructed in country" requirement for competing yachts and a nationality requirement for competing crew members will be included.
The Team NZL Announcement.
America's Cup – Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Wednesday, July 5, 2017   

The World Sailing Show - Juli 2017, with emphasis on Bermuda plus Wordcup Final and Volvo Race

 The World Sailing Show - Juli 2017, with emphasis on Bermuda plus Wordcup Final and Volvo Race The July edition of the World Sailing Show is dedicated to the America’Cup Bermuda activities, the Cup itself, the J-Class races and the Red Bull America’s Cup. Furthermore, the Sailing World Cup Final in Santander ESP has been covered, and a preview on the oldest and the most famous round the world race, the Volvo Ocean Race, has been included.
America's Cup – Saturday, July 1, 2017
Saturday, July 1, 2017   

AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - an interview with Team New Zealand key players

 AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - an interview with Team New Zealand key players Want to hear the first comments of the 'Team New Zealand' key people e.g. Grant Dalton, Glenn Ashby .... giving insights on ups and downs of the Challenge ? Here an interesting and entertaining 30 minutes' interview of Peter Lester and Martin Tasker for Vodafone New Zealand, half of it with Dalton. The interview .
America's Cup – Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017   

AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Final results - Victory for Team New Zealand

 AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Final results - Victory for Team New Zealand A superior 'Team New Zealand' did not leave any chance to the Cup Defender 'Oracle Team' yesterday and made everything clear in the first race of the day winning the necessary 7th point. The official news and the comment of Paul Cayard USA.
The next America's Cup will be in Auckland, probably in 2021, and the Challenger of Record has already been accepted: Luna Rossa ITA will be back in the America's Cup and represent the interests of the Challengers when the Rules will be drafted by the new Defender 'Team NZL'. The news.
The CEO of 'Team NZL' Grant Dalton has promised news about the future Cup Challenge within two weeks. Monohull or multihull has been the most asked question. One interesting remark from Dalton: "Pumping oil around a boat isn't necessarily yachting in one sense!" An article in NZHerald (read Dalton summary below the 10min video clip).
America's Cup – Monday, June 26, 2017
Monday, June 26, 2017   

AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 4 - Decision today ?

 AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 4 - Decision today ? Light winds prevailed again yesterday on the Great Sound of Bermuda and the Defender 'Team Oracle' with Jimmy Spithill AUS was without any chances against the convincing 'Team New Zealand', not due to lack of speed, but above all because Spithill and his team made too many errors. Match point today as with a 6-1 score, ....just one more victory of Peter Burling NZL and his team will bring the Cup 'home' to New Zealand. This could happen this evening UTC.
The news and the comment of Paul Cayard USA.
America's Cup – Sunday, June 25, 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017   (Image © Sander Van der Borch)

AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 3

 AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 3 After a 5 days' pause, the America's Cup Challenge resumed yesterday with two races. The question, whether 'Oracle' with Jimmy Spithill AUS succeeded to compensate for the speed handicap in the prevailing light air was answered quickly: .... they did with new foils. Only some tactical and handling errors prevented them from winning race 1 and 'Team NZL' put the score one up to 4-0. In the second race, 'Oracle' controlled 'Team NZL' and grasped their first point with a 9 sec advantage to a 4-1 results. This means, that racing will continue at least until Monday to realize 7 victories.
The daily news and the informative comment of Paul Cayard USA.
America's Cup – Saturday, June 24, 2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017   (Image © Ricardo Pinto)

AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 3

 AC-50 - 35th America's Cup - Hamilton BER - Day 3 This evening at 6h UTC, the duel between 'Team New Zealand' with Peter Burling NZL and 'Oracle' with Jimmy Spithill AUS will continue. Four days are left to grasp the Cup with 7 wins. How far will the New Zealanders be at the end of the day .... and go with a matchpoint in tomorrows' races ? Was 'Oracle' in the past five days in a position to make their AC50 faster in the light winds that have been forecast for today ?
The preview.
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