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  • Luna Rossa Barca Due Auckland Arrival

    Luna Rossa Barca Due Auckland Arrival

    Auckland, October 6th 2020 - The cargo plane carrying Boat 2, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team’s second hull, landed in Auckland on October 5th at 8pm local time. The cargo left the Bergamo-Orio al Serio Airport on Friday October 2nd on an Antonov 124-100 and reached New Zealand after 60 hours of travel that included two technical stopovers, having covered over 18,000 km. The boat and equipment were transported to the new team base on Hobson Wharf where assembly and the first load tests will ...
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  • 1st Wave Of America's Cup Broadcast Partners Announced

    1st Wave Of America's Cup Broadcast Partners Announced

    6th October 2020 FIRST WAVE OF AMERICA’S CUP BROADCAST PARTNERSHIPS ANNOUNCED The America's Cup, the oldest trophy in international sports, relentlessly reinvents itself. First competed in 1851, it predates the car by 35 years, the inaugural flight of the Wright Brothers by 52 years, and the modern Olympic Games by 45 years. Whilst newspapers were in print when the first America's Cup was won, that first race around the Isle of Wight took place 69 years before the invention of ...
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  • Patriot Revealed

    Patriot Revealed

    Auckland, New Zealand - PATRIOT, the second AC75 built by New York Yacht Club American Magic, has been wheeled outside its hangar for the first time at the team's base in the Wynyard Quarter of Auckland. The groundbreaking yacht will undergo a wide range of tests by the design and shore teams ahead of its future launch. "This whole America's Cup cycle has been very unique in that we won't race another boat until December [at ACWS Auckland]. It's a completely new class and so there's many...
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  • Defiant Decommisioned

    Defiant Decommisioned

    AC75 DEFIANT DECOMMISSIONED IN AUCKLAND AS LAUNCH OF PATRIOT NEARS Auckland, New Zealand - New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, has decommissioned its first AC75, DEFIANT. The planned conclusion of DEFIANT's testing lifecycle follows a stretch of sailing that began in September 2019 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, continued on to Pensacola, Florida, and ended in Auckland after 12 months of hard testing and unprecedented performance. Following DEFIANT's dec...
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  • RB2 Arrives In Auckland

    RB2 Arrives In Auckland

    The second race boat built by INEOS TEAM UK in their bid to win the 36th America’s Cup has landed in Auckland, New Zealand. The bold new 75-foot boat, code-named RB2, touched down at 20:55PM New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT) at Auckland Airport before heading to the team’s newly constructed base in the City of Sails’ famous Viaduct, for her final pre-sail fit out. The long journey started on Friday (25th September) via truck from the team’s HQ in Portsmouth to Stansted Airpo...
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  • Defiant's Shooting Gallery

    Defiant's Shooting Gallery

    Onboard and offboard images from American Magic



    Images© American Magic / Will Ricketson Race prep on the "Paddock" near Auckland and Waiheke Island with DEFIANT, American Magic's first AC75. Launched in September 2019 near her birthplace in Rhode Island, DEFIANT will soon give way to PATRIOT, the team's second-generation racing boat. ...
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  • Closing Up The Gender Gap

    Closing Up The Gender Gap

    By Petty Officer Cynthia Oldham While for decades the Coast Guard has permitted women to serve in every job – from aviator to captain of a ship to boarding officer, there are roles in the service that have remained predominately filled by men. That tide is turning, especially among the Coast Guard's most highly trained and courageous boatswain's mates. Today, the Coast Guard’s select group of surfmen, who skillfully drive rescue boats in up to 30-foot seas, includes more women than ever...
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  • RB2 Takes To The Air

    RB2 Takes To The Air

    The second race boat built by INEOS TEAM UK in their bid to win the America’s Cup, sport’s oldest international trophy, is bound for New Zealand. The 75-foot race boat (code named RB2), that will race in the America’s Cup from January 2021, was helped onboard an Antonov cargo plane by the team’s uncompromising new prototype INEOS Grenadier 4x4, before being secured for take-off. The precious cargo will now start a four-day journey to Auckland, New Zealand, where INEOS TEAM UK...
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  • Photo Begs For Discussion

    Photo Begs For Discussion



    Where are we?

    How did we get here?

    Whose fault is it?

    Will SF eliminate el Lay in the playoffs?

    add your 2 cents HERE!...
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  • The 1st Engagement

    The 1st Engagement

    images and verbs © Richard Gladwell/wwwsailworld.com The two AC75's currently in Auckland met up on the Waitemata Harbour this afternoon for the first shoot-out of the 36th America's Cup. Sailing on Course C between North Head and Rangitoto Island the Emirates Team New Zealand and American Magic circulated through the area, making enough racing action for what appeared to be a camera crew in a helicopter hovering above, without giving the ubiquitous reconnaissance teams cause to make a complai...
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