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America's Cup- Royal NZ Yacht Squadron announces Challenge

by Sail-World on 8 Aug 2014
Emirates Team New Zealand racing in the 34th America’s Cup, San Francisco Carlo Borlenghi/Luna Rossa© http://www.lunarossachallenge.com
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has lodged a challenge for the 35th America’s Cup.

Out-going Commodore Steve Burrett announced that the challenge would go ahead at the Squadron’s annual meeting last night.

The Squadron will be represented by Emirates Team New Zealand. Challenges must received by the defending yacht club, the Golden Gate Yacht Club, by midnight Friday, San Francisco time.

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has been involved with all but one New Zealand America’s Cup campaign since 1987, winning at San Diego in 1995 and successfully defending at Auckland in 2000.

Mr Burrett said: 'New Zealand has a distinguished history in the America’s Cup and we expect Emirates Team New Zealand will once again make New Zealand proud, just as it has done many times in the past.

'We wish the team well and we look forward to contributing to the success of the 35th America’s Cup.'

Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton says the team is pleased to be able to be in a position to challenge with the confidence of being able to represent the country well. 'This is the official start of a long, hard journey. We do not under-estimate the challenges ahead.

'We look forward to working with the other teams to create a great event.'

Entries close August 8, 2014 with the defender Golden Gate Yacht Club.


Update for members on the America's Cup
On Wednesday 13th August - 12pm, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Members are invited to hear an exclusive update from Emirates Team New Zealand as they begin their campaign to win America’s Cup 35 & bring the cup back to RNZYS!

Enjoy a luxury three course lunch on Wednesday 13th August/12pm in the Squadron Ballroom and hear an exclusive update from ETNZ’s Russell Green.

You won’t want to miss this very exclusive occasion, tickets only $100.00 - Members Price, Book via reception@rnzys.org.nz or call (09)360-6800

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