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 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.

America's Cup winners
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The America's cup of the Auld Mug is a sailing race or regatta, first held in 1851. It is considered by many to be the oldest international sporting event. In any case, it is the oldest trophy that is still being fought for. Here you find the complete list of America's Cup winners all-time.

Musto Stars Stripes America's Cup Team
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Musto, globally renowned for its high-performance sailing gear, has been named the Exclusive Official Technical Sailing Apparel Sponsor of Stars + Stripes, challenger for the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada.

America's Cup Secrecy
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They say the years get faster and this is guaranteed in every America’s Cup cycle. 2018 has just flown by and it has already been almost one year since the AC75 Class Rule was published. More than enough time for teams to have dissected every detail and produce designs for their build teams to be well into production of their AC75.

Rory Glass and Grand Dalton
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Emirates Team New Zealand is proud to have Steinlager return as an Official Sponsor and Official Beer Partner of Emirates Team New Zealand’s for the defence of the 36th America’s Cup - here on home waters in Auckland in 2021.

The Waka foiling boat
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In late August 2012, a grainy photo of a boat emerged online. Most hardened America’s Cup followers will clearly remember the image that was the talk of the sailing world for many weeks. A high angle shot, looking down on a giant 72 foot red and black Emirates Team New Zealand catamaran seemingly flying above the waters of the Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour.

Stars & Stripes
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The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron is pleased to confirm that the identity of the 5th accepted challenger for the 36th America's Cup is the Long Beach Yacht Club, another historic and internationally respected yacht club.