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 Match postponed
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In light of the latest Auckland COVID-19 Level 3 lockdown put in place by the Government from 6am this morning for the next 7 days, America’s Cup Event Ltd has postponed the first weekend of racing on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of March.

Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team PRADA CUP
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The G.H. Mumm Champagne was flowing for Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli who sailed to victory today in the PRADA Cup Final. The Italians winning the Series 7-1 over INEOS TEAM UK, now move onto the America’s Cup Match, the ultimate goal four years in the making, starting in 12 days time.

INEOS TEAM UK
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The PRADA Cup Final is not done and dusted yet, with INEOS TEAM UK marking their first point on the scoreboard, there may still a long way to go.

 Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli
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Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli finally got the redemption they were looking for and, scoring four points in a row, win the PRADA Cup Semi-Final.

New York Yacht Club American Magic Capsize incident
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New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the America’s Cup, capsized in a strong gust of wind while leading around the final mark during a Prada Cup race shortly before 6:00 PM NZDT on Sunday, January 17 (January 16 European time). All team members onboard were quickly accounted for by the team’s on-the-water safety personnel and declared safe. 

American Magic capsize
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After the capsize of American Magic this afternoon, America’s Cup Event Ltd and the Syndicate themselves have activated emergency management plans.

INEOS TEAM UK
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A tricky and yet revealing day for the Challengers competing in the PRADA Cup Round Robins due the to the tricky light wind conditions that frequently forced the AC75’s off their foils.

Prada Cup: INEOS TEAM UK
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Today all the build up and discussion ended and the points started to count in Auckland as the first two races of the PRADA Cup officially kicked off.
INEOS TEAM UK went from zero to hero by winning both races with solid starts, smooth sailing and protecting their leads over their opponents, both American Magic and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team respectively. A result few people had predicted before today.

Emirates team New Zealand win PRADA ACWS Auckland
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The crowds were out basking in the sun at Auckland’s America’s Cup Race Village, right outside the doorstep of the Emirates Team New Zealand base to soak up the building atmosphere in anticipation for the final day of racing for the PRADA ACWS Auckland.

New York Yacht Club American Magic
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Four match races have been held on the second day of the PRADA ACWS Auckland on race course C, the preferred playing field  as it brings the racing right into the heart of the Waitematā Harbour, with a shifty and puffy Northwest breezes between 10 to 14 knots.