America's Cup

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.

Emirates Team New Zealand win the 36th America's Cup
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Once again Emirates Team New Zealand has entered the history books and won the America’s Cup for New Zealand for the fourth time.

America's Cup
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As if it was written in the script, day 3 of the America’s Cup presented by PRADA is again locked up with Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli in 3-3 tie. To lift the Auld Mug one of them need to win 7 races so the regatta is anyones.

America’s Cup day 1
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It is impossible to exaggerate the importance and significance of the of the first race in any America’s Cup as the anticipation and build up that proceeds the first day is beyond anything else in sport.

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.