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  • The Double Main Foil

    The Double Main Foil

    ETNZ is working on a double main foil to create a wing without the expense of those seen in the past couple cycles... A small development team of Emirates Team New Zealand’s designers, shore crew and sailors, supported by Luna Rossa, North Sails and Southern Spars, have been busy developing a prototype soft wing sail and rig to be part of the AC75 class of boat to be sailed for the 36th America’s Cup in 2021. “Although we have been working collectively and quietly deve...
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  • Looking Ahead At Land Rover/ BAR

    Looking Ahead At Land Rover/ BAR

    It's a little over six months since Land Rover BAR made it through to the semi-finals of the 35th America's Cup, where they were knocked out by the eventual winners, Emirates Team New Zealand 5-2. The Cup went back to New Zealand, and Land Rover BAR went back to Britain having announced their intent to continue and challenge for the next America's Cup. Six months on from Bermuda, Ben Ainslie is looking ahead… What are your thoughts on the last campaign? As a new team, we were playi...
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  • Adelasia of Torres To Challenge For America's Cup

    Adelasia of Torres To Challenge For America's Cup

    A second Italian syndicate have signalled their intention*to challenge for the America's Cup. Sardinia-based Adelasia of Torres announced on Wednesday their hope*of being in Auckland in 2021. They are fronted by Renato Azara who runs the Mediterranean island's major freight company as well as a maritime agency that services the needs of super yachts. He will have Duccio Colombi at his side. Colombi has won 11 Italian championships in different sailing classes, two European championshi...
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  • Insight To New ETNZ Monohull Foiler Concept

    Insight To New ETNZ Monohull Foiler Concept

    Richard Gladwell of Sail-World gets the goods from ETNZ Design Leader Dan Bernasconi... Despite admitting that the foiling AC75 monohull is a first for the sailing world, Emirates Team New Zealand design team leader, Dan Bernasconi, is confident that the concept will work in practice. The style of the foiling AC75 has never been seen before in sailing. The closest are the IMOCA60’s, but they are only using the DSS style foils to reduce hull drag and increase speed. Under the AC7...
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  • The New Concept Is Revealed!

    The New Concept Is Revealed!

    An exciting new era in America’s Cup racing has been unveiled today as the concept for the AC75, the class of boat to be sailed in the 36th America’s Cup is released illustrating a bold and modern vision for high performance fully foiling monohull racing yachts. The Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa design teams have spent the last four months evaluating a wide range of monohull concepts. Their goals have been to design a class that will be challenging and demanding to sail, reward...
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  • Grant Simmer Joins The BAR

    Grant Simmer Joins The BAR

    The British America's Cup team, Land Rover BAR, led by Sir Ben Ainslie have today added a wealth of experience to their challenge with the announcement that four times America's Cup winner Grant Simmer will be joining the team as CEO. Simmer has competed in 10 America's Cup cycles, winning sport's oldest international trophy four times. His first came as the young navigator aboard Australia II's, during their historic victory in 1983, breaking America's 132-year stronghold on the Cup. It was the ...
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  • Groupama Ceases Cammas AC Support

    Groupama Ceases Cammas AC Support

    GROUPAMA - FRANCK CAMMAS PARTNERSHIP: THE END OF AN EXCEPTIONAL COMMON ADVENTURE




    Le Telegramme On November 12, 1997, Groupama signed a first sponsorship contract with Franck Cammas. Initially, the adventure between the insurer and the skipper was to last four years. It will continue unabated for 20 years, building over time one of the most beautiful pages in the history of Groupama and allowing the pair to build an exceptional track record. For Groupama, thi...
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  • BMQR Select Botin

    BMQR Select Botin

    Bella Mente Quantum Racing (BMQR) is pleased to announce it has signed an exclusive agreement with Botin Partners Naval Architecture to design the yacht it will sail in the 36th America's Cup competition, which is scheduled to take place in Auckland, New Zealand, in early 2021. The syndicate will represent the New York Yacht Club, which has returned to the America's Cup arena after a 15-year absence. Botin Partners is one of the world's most reputable yacht design firms, with a unparall...
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  • The New AC 75 Previewed

    The New AC 75 Previewed

    36th AMERICA'S CUP ... monohull 36th AMERICA'S CUP IN ... MONOCOQUE
    NEW MONOHULLS OF THE AMERICA'S CUP
    François Chevalier and Jacques Taglang

    Roughly translated from HERE! In a few years, it was enough that the America's Cup to put his nose in the catamarans to become ill UFOs. The wings have replaced sails and unnecessary shells have flat bottoms, crew, disguised as helmeted robot, spends his time ensure the pressure in the hydraulic circuit ... The next Cup ...
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  • Artemis Weighs In

    Artemis Weighs In

    AC36 PROTOCOL STATEMENT Artemis Racing is reviewing the Protocol for the 36th America’s Cup, and continues to weigh whether to participate in this cycle or await the next. The most important consideration for our team is the need for a cutting-edge boat design, one that results in speeds that are as fast or faster than in the last America’s Cup held in Bermuda. The boat and race format must be seen as bringing the sport of sailing forward and inspiring young and future generations....
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  • ETNZ's Hydrogen Powered Chase Vessel More Efficient Than Expected
    by Photoboy
    Emirates Team New Zealand Reach Range And Speed Milestones In ‘Chase Zero’
    Auckland, New Zealand - 11th May 2022




    Emirates Team New Zealand have been continuing the successful commissioning and testing of their hydrogen powered foiling chase boat ‘Chase Zero’ on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf since its launch just five weeks ago


    The team have now run Chase Zero for 36 hours of motoring so far and over 1042km (562.6 nautical miles)
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    05-11-2022, 11:40 AM
  • Slingsby Joins American Magic
    by Photoboy



    OLYMPIC AND AMERICA'S CUP CHAMPION TOM SLINGSBY JOINS NEW YORK YACHT CLUB AMERICAN MAGIC


    Pensacola, F.L. – Nearly a decade ago, Tom Slingsby helped an American team win the most prestigious trophy in sailing, the 34th America’s Cup. In 2024, he hopes to do it again. New York Yacht Club American Magic is pleased to announce it has signed Slingsby, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist and multi-class world champion, to its sailing team for its pursuit of
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    05-03-2022, 08:36 AM
  • American Magic Announces Core Team
    by Photoboy
    NEW YORK YACHT CLUB AMERICAN MAGIC CORE SAILING TEAM CONFIRMED Newport, R.I. – Today, New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. sailing team challenging for the 37th America’s Cup, confirmed the initial core sailing team roster: Tom Burnham, Lucas Calabrese, Andrew Campbell, Riley Gibbs, Paul Goodison, Michael Menninger, and Dan Morris. Tom Burnham (Newport, R.I.) Tom joins American Magic as Head Coach. Tom has sailed on three America’s Cup teams, Young America, and twice wit...
    03-08-2022, 09:33 AM
  • Turning An Eye Towards A Land Speed Record
    by Photoboy
    Auckland, New Zealand - 20th February 2022 Some childhood dreams can become realities, others remain just that- dreams. For a 10-year-old boy growing up in Bendigo Australia, his childhood dream was to go faster than anyone else had done, powered by the wind. Speed has always been at the centre of Glenn Ashby’s existence, on yachts, motorbikes- or land yachts. The quest for speed has won him 3 America’s Cups, an Olympic Silver Medal and 17 World Championships in 4 different classes of boa...
    02-21-2022, 10:28 AM
  • Leadership Positions For American Magic Announced
    by Photoboy
    NEW YORK YACHT CLUB AMERICAN MAGIC ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP TEAM Newport, R.I. – New York Yacht Club American Magic is pleased to announce its leadership team as the program continues its investment in top talent and preparation for the 37th America’s Cup. The leadership appointments reflect a commitment to people who bring deep experience and diverse backgrounds and capabilities developed with lessons learned from the AC36 campaign. • Mike Cazer (Grand Rapids, Mich.) will ...
    02-17-2022, 10:07 AM
  • The Next Generation Begins Production
    by Photoboy
    AC40's IN PRODUCTION Just over 11 months since Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC75 ‘Te Rehutai’ crossed the finish line to claim the 36th America’s Cup, its younger sister class- the AC40 is already in production. While much of the world was having a well-earned break during the transition from 2021 into 2022 the 7 axis CNC machine at McConaghy Boats production facility was working 24/7 carving out the tooling for the hull of the new class. The AC40 hull shape is based on that of T...
    01-26-2022, 02:08 PM
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