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America's Cup - Forging rules for the 35th edition
By America's Cup, ,
8:43 AM Sat 9 Nov 2013
With existing and potential America’s Cup crews working in the background to secure sailors, designers and shore crew for the 35th Cup, efforts are also being made to forge the Rules for the next event. The Protocol for the 35th America’s Cup must be agreed between the defender and the challenger of record and will detail the timing, location, format, type of boat and other rules for the event. ...[more]
America's Cup: Pressure goes on Aussies to sail for home team
By The Australian,
10:56 PM Tue 22 Oct 2013
Slingsby: 'I want to be part of a team that can win the Cup. It's great that Australia is back in the race and full credit to the Oatleys for making that happen. I expect to be part of an Australian team in the America's Cup, but whether it is this one or 10 years down the track, I don't know yet. ...[more]
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ comments on funds injection
By Emirates Team NZ Media,
4:11 PM Mon 21 Oct 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand today welcomed an interim Government investment of $5 million towards the team’s challenge for the 35th America’s Cup.
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce said the bridging funding would enable the team to retain designers, sailors, support crew and administration for the next challenge. ...[more]
America's Cup: NZ Govt backs Team NZ with limited funding
By Richard Gladwell,
2:40 PM Mon 21 Oct 2013
The NZ Government has announced that it will provide Team New Zealand with $5million of interim funding to allow the team to retain key members ahead of the 35th America's Cup. The funding comes before the team has made a decision whether or not to Challenge for the trophy it failed to win by an 8-9 margin last month in San Francisco. ...[more]
America's Cup 35 - Challengers of Record first press conference
2:53 AM Mon 7 Oct 2013
An extended ABC (Australia's National broadcasters) press conference with Bob and Sandy Oatley, provides a window into the 35th Americas Cup from the Challenger of Record's perspective. ...[more]
35th America’s Cup - Names to look for as teams start assembling
By America's Cup,
4:34 AM Sun 6 Oct 2013
This year's America’s Cup opened up opportunities for a new breed of America’s Cup sailor. Fitter, younger, new to the game, but bursting with accomplishments in dinghy classes where going fast, and sailing on the edge were the daily routine. ...[more]
America's Cup: Dean Barker interviewed on Campbell Live
7:50 PM Wed 2 Oct 2013
The day after arriving back in New Zealand, Emirates Team NZ's skipper Dean Barker was interviewed on Primetime news show, Campbell Live.
In this very moving interview, a clearly still shocked Barker talks about why they were unable to win the America's Cup, and his thoughts on Russell Coutts rejoining the New Zealand team ...[more]
America's Cup: Hamilton Island confirmed as next Challenger of Record
By Richard Gladwell,
7:18 AM Wed 2 Oct 2013
The official media release confirms that HIYC’s challenge has been accepted by the Golden Gate Yacht Club, which remains the Defender and Trustee of the America's Cup after its team, Oracle Team USA owned by Larry Ellison, won the 34th Match in San Francisco last Wednesday. ...[more]
America's Cup: Hamilton Island Yacht Club confirmed as Challenger
By Richard Gladwell,
7:11 AM Wed 2 Oct 2013
On Monday, September 30th, the following statement was issued by the Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC), the defender and trustee of the America's Cup. Hamilton Island Yacht Club (HIYC), located on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia, has challenged for the 35th America’s Cup. ...[more]
A toast to Robert Oatley
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
6:55 AM Wed 2 Oct 2013
Over the last decade we've all talked over a bottle or two of red that Australia has the sailors to win the America's Cup and the Oatley family had the money. Now Bob and Sandy have, almost when we least expected it, given Australian sailing the key Challenger of Record role ahead of the 35th America's Cup. ...[more]
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ's first sail out of the shed
10:45 PM Mon 2 Sep 2013
Image gallery of Emirates Team NZ on her first sail since the end of the Louis Vuitton Final, when she went into the shed for four days of modifications, most obvious of which was the addition of two box like fairing on the aft cross beam. ...[more]
Louis Vuitton Cup: Finals Race 3 - another point for Emirates Team NZ
By Warren Douglas, ,
1:49 PM Tue 20 Aug 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand collected another point in race 3 of the Louis Vuitton Cup finals today to go up 2-1.
Luna Rossa retired from the race with a problem involving their wing-control system at Mark 2 and Dean Barker and crew completed the five-leg course by themselves. ...[more]
Louis Vuitton Cup Final: Emirates Team NZ - drama and damage in Race 1
By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ,
12:10 PM Sun 18 Aug 2013
Drama and damage to both boats in the first race of the Louis Vuitton Cup finals .... damage to Luna Rossa’s starboard daggerboard drama and damage to Emirates Team New Zealand when a big puff hit as they were bearing away.
The bows dug in as the boat rounded the third mark. See video and full image gallery in this story ...[more]
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ head incredulous on measurement issue
By Warren Douglas, San Francisco, USA ,
10:17 AM Sat 10 Aug 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand managing director Grant Dalton says he is stunned by revelations that Oracle Team USA AC45 yachts competing in the four America’s Cup World Series regattas were illegal.
Dalton said today: 'I find it difficult to believe that what we learned last night actually happened at the top level of our sport.' ...[more]
Louis Vuitton Cup: Emirates Team NZ's tally now at eight points
8:15 AM Sun 28 Jul 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand completed its solo race against Artemis Racing today to collect another point in the Louis Vuitton Cup round robins.
The team is at the top of the leaderboard on eight points and with two races to go in the round robins, cannot be overtaken. ...[more]
Louis Vuitton Cup: Five points and new speed record for Emirates TNZ
10:37 AM Fri 19 Jul 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand collected another round robin point at San Francisco today.
Five points from five starts – four races not being contested – and Emirates Team New Zealand - is at the top of leaderboard with five points, with Luna Rossa on two and Artemis zero. ...[more]
Emirates Team NZ - First Race of the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup + Video
By Warren Douglas,
11:44 AM Mon 8 Jul 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand went out on the San Francisco race course today - it was not so much a race but an exhibition and a taste of things to come.
It was the first race of the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup challengers’ series for the 34th America’s Cup. As expected, today’s opponent Luna Rossa did not turn up at the start line. ...[more]
America's Cup: Clouds on the Bay - what to expect in San Francisco
10:16 AM Wed 5 Jun 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand's meteorologist Roger ‘Clouds’ Badham, gives an outstanding overview of the course and conditions, to be expected on San Francisco Bay.
San Francisco Bay is one of the most challenging places to sail there is, and that’s just on any normal boat let alone an AC72. ...[more]
America's Cup: Review Recommendations not all sweeetness and light
By Russell Green and Sail-World,
8:12 PM Mon 27 May 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand’s rules advisor Russell Green blogs about moving goal posts and the negotiations ahead, on the back of 37 Recommendations pulled together by Review Committee Chairman, Iain Murray followin the fatal incident involving Artemis Racing's AC72 on her final sail. ...[more]
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ assembles wing in San Francisco
By Richard Gladwell,
8:58 PM Wed 22 May 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand have established their base in San Francisco, and are understood to be on target to have their first sail on May 23.
Here John Douglas shows the wingsail assembly ...[more]