Americas Cup

American Magic is first AC36 Challenger to head to New Zealand

Defiant, the first AC75 built for New York YC American Magic, departed the team’s winter base at the Port of Pensacola on Wednesday, 27 May, 2020, bound for Auckland, New Zealand

American Magic skipper Terry Hutchinson on fairness in the competion

There are five race courses in Auckland for the 36th America’s Cup, and according to Dalts, we need five weeks per race course to maintain the level of fairness in the competion

New Zealand border is open . . . if you know the right person

It seems that it’s not just the UK that has coronavirus lockdown rules that are open to interpretation, as some 1500 foreigners have been allowed through the border

America’s Cup – Te Aihe is back in New Zealand

It was a low key but very welcome return for the Emirates Team New Zealand AC75 ‘Te Aihe in the dark hours of Tuesday morning , video here

No-reserve auction for S&S 12 Metre Enterprise

The S&S 12 Metre Enterprise is going under the hammer in a no-reserve auction this June

Video of Luna Rossa’s take off in Cagliari

Breaking news from the Italian website FareVela . . . From an anonymous source we can now publish the Luna Rossa’s take off in Cagliari

Could J Class yacht racing be the most expensive hobby on earth?

The initial cost isn’t really that much . . . I am told by a J Class yacht owner as we stand at the harbour of Hamilton, Bermuda

COVID-19 restrictions could have ‘some impact’ on America’s Cup

Following critical comments by the British and American AC36 teams, the New Zealand Government admitted that Covid-19 travel restrictions could have some impact on next year’s America’s Cup

Grant Simmer – Kiwis playing a competitive game!

INEOS Team UK chief executive Grant Simmer in conversation with veteran Australian yachting commentator Peter Shipway on his Cruising Yacht Club of Australia podcast

America’s Cup – ETNZ back up to speed with their AC75 build

Emirates Team New Zealand are quickly moving back up to speed with the build of their second AC75 in Auckland . . . Video here