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

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

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

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

American Magic head to New Zealand

American Magic, the New York Yacht Club’s challenger team for the America’s Cup has shipped their AC75 to New Zealand

Professional sailing – A reality or a House of Cards

The recent shutdown of the Big-Boat regatta scene and the postponement of the Olympic Games by the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the fragility of professional sailing

Iain Murray is Regatta Director for the 36th America’s Cup

Iain Murray appointed independent Regatta Director for the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada