Cover photo: Emirates Team New Zealand, winner of PRADA ACWS racing against Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, Race 12 during Day 3 of the PRADA ACWS Auckland. Te Rehutai in front of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, Photo by Emirates Team New Zealand.
Auckland, New Zealand – 12/20/2020 – The Prada Christmas Race was a one-day event with no reserve days, and no winner was declared. New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, was unable to complete a planned Prada Christmas Race semifinal match against the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team of Italy on Sunday due to a lack a breeze. No other races were completed, although Emirates Team New Zealand came within a few meters of winning their only attempted race against INEOS Team UK before the 45-minute race time limit expired. Prior to the official […]
12/19/2020 – As if written into the script, the final race was the one that mattered when it came to who would take the PRADA America’s Cup World Series Auckland trophy. With Emirates Team New Zealand and American Magic on even points, a win against Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli would give the Kiwis the point that they needed to take the trophy. And that’s what happened. Emirates Team New Zealand won the last race by 0:16 seconds over Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli and opened the bottle of G.H. Mumm Champagne on the Race Village main stage in front of their […]
12/18/2020 – American Magic stands even on points with Emirates Team New Zealand heading into the final day of the Prada America’s Cup World Series Auckland on Saturday. The Prada Christmas Race will follow on Sunday. Day 2 of the Prada America’s Cup World Series Auckland saw two gripping races between New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, and Italy’s Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team, the Challenger of Record. Both races featured hotly contested pre-starts, penalties, tacking duels, and unpredictable maneuvers. In the 10-15 knots of breeze present on Course C throughout the day, the […]
The top speed of the day was 49.1 knots reached by Emirates Team New Zealand 12/17/2020 – The first racing day of the PRADA ACWS Auckland has concluded and New York Yacht Club American Magic is leading the provisional ranking after winning both the matches they raced today. In the second position comes Emirates Team New Zealand (1 point), third Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli (1 point) and fourth INEOS TEAM UK (0 points). Races where held with a south-westerly breeze ranged between 15 and 19 knots. Top speed of the day was 49.1 knots reached by Emirates Team New […]
USA – 12/16/2020 – On a path towards America’s Cup since he was five years old, Mac Agnese, American Magic Trimmer/Grinder has a few things on his mind heading into the first race of his Cup career onboard Patriot, one of two boats of the US team. “You can prepare as much as you want… but when you’re really on the boat you get all these brand new sensations that are unlike any other sailboat in the world” said Agnese. To be an America’s Cup sailor, you need more than just knowledge and talent. You need to earn the support […]
USA – 10/2020 – The US Coast Guard (USCG) has released its National Recreational Boating Safety Survey and its chock full of demographics of those who took to the water in recreational vessels in 2018, as well as profiles of boat ownership. According to the survey, an estimated 84.5 million Americans — more than 26% of the country’s total population — engaged in recreational boating at least once in 2018. Nearly 14.5 million U.S. households — or about 12% of total households — owned 25.4 million recreational boats. The National Recreational Boating Safety Survey (NRBSS) – The NRBSS Information collection […]
Cover photo: 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada Opening ceremony. Photo courtesy of Cameron Gregory / Ineos Team UK Auckland, New Zealand – 12/15/2020 – The official opening of America’s Cup Race Village was commenced early this morning in Auckland Viaduct harbor and Wynyard Quarter with a small Dawn Ceremony with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei who blessed the village and its new structures with Karakia and Waiata Tawhito. The dawn village opening was closely followed up by the official opening ceremony of the PRADA America’s Cup World Series and PRADA Christmas Race hosted by COR 36 with a Powhiri , a […]