America's Cup

The America's Cup is the oldest trophy in sport and is recognised as the pinnacle of sailing.  Leading up to the America's Cup Match, are the America's Cup World Series events in 2019 - 2020, the Christmas Race and the Challenger Selections Series - the Prada Cup - in early 2021 to determine the team which will challenge the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand in the America's Cup Match presented by Prada which will take place from 6-21 March 2021 in Auckland.

Prada Cup
The Prada Cup – the Challenger Selection Series for the 36th America’s Cup - will take place in Auckland (NZ) in January-February 2021.  The round robin series will determine which team will compete against the Defender, Emirates New Zealand in the America's Cup Match.  Organised by the Challenger of Record, the Prada Cup is the final step on the road to the America's Cup.

America's Cup
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Like everyone in the world, the America’s Cup is not untouched by the effects of the COVID19 Coronavirus. Very quickly it became apparent that the unavoidable but regrettable cancellations of the much-anticipated ACWS events in Cagliari and Portsmouth would have to happen.

America's Cup match conditions
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Following a successful mediation, the America’s Cup Defender and Challenger of Record have come to an agreement on the Match Conditions for the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada.

America's Cup test boat Te Kāhu
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Emirates Team New Zealand revealed their new custom designed and built test boat Te Kāhu today in Auckland. Te Kāhu meaning ‘The Hawk’ was rolled out of the shed on Wednesday and was christened by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.

Portsmouth
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Mark your calendars! The dates have been announced for the second America’s Cup World Series regatta taking place from 4-7 June 2020 in Portsmouth, where the teams will race their AC75 foiling monohulls for the second time and INEOS TEAM UK will be looking to make the most of their home waters advantage.

Youth America's Cup
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A reinvigorated Youth America’s Cup regatta is announced today which will be raced in a brand new class of foiling mono-hull, the AC9F, in 2020 and 2021.

Ineos Team UK
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Just 48 hours after the Italians’ launch, the British team take their turn to reveal their first AC75.

Emirates Team New Zealand AC75 boat
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Emirates Team New Zealand christened their first AC75 at their team base in Auckland today.  The Defender is the first America’s Cup team to launch the first generation of the 75-foot foiling monohull  that will be racing in less than 250 days in Cagliari for the America’s Cup World Series Sardegna. 

Royal Malta Yacht Club
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The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has advised that today they received a notice from the Royal Malta Yacht Club officially withdrawing the Malta Altus Challenge from the 36th America’s Cup.

AC75 foil arm test
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The second round of structural testing of the one design AC75 foil arms has successfully been conducted at Persico Marine in Italy this week.

America's Cup arbitration panel
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The America’s Cup Arbitration Panel decision finding all three Late Entry challenges to be valid has been released today.