37th America's Cup

The new location of the 37th America’s Cup steers up controversy. Has New Zealand’s sailing championship pride been squandered?

New York, New York – 4/4/2022 – by The Boating Chronicle – In an April 1 radio interview, Sir Humphrey Michael Gerard Fay, one of the ten richest men in New Zealand, strongly reacted to New Zealand’s loss of the 37th America’s Cup to Barcelona, Spain.  In the interview, Sir Michael said that The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron had failed the country by letting the defense of the America’s Cup go to Barcelona. He made the comments on Checkpoint, Radio New Zealand’s weekday drive-time news program hosted by Lisa Owen.   Who has the control, the sponsoring club or an […]

37th America's Cup

Location of the next America’s Cup (AC37) is up for grabs

Cover photo: Grant Dalton, CEO of the Emirates Team New Zealand. Archive Photo AC36 by: Hamish Hooper / Emirates Team New Zealand. … Auckland, New Zealand – 6/16/2021 – Emirates Team New Zealand representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) and the New Zealand Government, along with Auckland Council, have concluded exclusive discussions regarding funding for the next America’s Cup (AC37) following Emirates Team New Zealand’s successful defence in Auckland of the 36th America’s Cup in March this year. During the three-month exclusive negotiating period between New Zealand agencies and Emirates Team New Zealand, they have not been able to reach a […]

37th America's Cup

New Zealand accepts the next America’s Cup challenger – United Kingdom

Auckland, New Zealand – 3/19/2021 – Today Emirates Team New Zealand has confirmed that the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has accepted a Notice of Challenge for the 37th America’s Cup (AC37) from the Royal Yacht Squadron Racing, represented by INEOS TEAM UK, which will act as the Challenger of Record for AC37.  “The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has received and accepted a challenge for the 37th America’s Cup from our long-standing British friends at Royal Yacht Squadron Racing.” Said Aaron Young – RNZYS Commodore. “It is great to once again have the RYSR involved, given they were the first yacht club […]

36th America's Cup

The America’s Cup is New Zealand’s for the fourth time

Aukland, New Zealand – 3/17/2021 – Once again Emirates Team New Zealand has entered the history books and won the America’s Cup for New Zealand for the fourth time. On day 7 of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA, the Kiwis scored the 7th point they needed to raise the Auld Mug in front of thousands of spectators . A spectacular achievement for Emirates Team New Zealand and the yacht club they represent, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Another confirmation that – in sailing – the Southern hemisphere country of 5 million people can punch way above its […]

36th America's Cup

36th America’s Cup – Day 6 – Emirates Team New Zealand on Match Point

Auckland, New Zealand – 3/16/2021 – Emirates Team New Zealand move within one win of retaining the Auld Mug after day 6 of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA. The first race of the day was without any doubt the tightest match raced so far, with Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli fighting neck to neck until the Defender took the lead on the penultimate leg and sailed to a 6:3 score. Race 10 was due to start at 5:45 pm but a last minute wind shift forced the Race Committee to call off the match […]

36th America's Cup

36th America’s Cup – Day 5 – New Zealand take a 5-3 lead

Aukland, New Zealand – 3/15/2021 – Day 5 of the America’s Cup presented by PRADA was without a doubt the most heart-stopping of the 36th America’s Cup. After four days of deadlock and races decided 5 minutes after the start, today Emirates Team New Zealand put 2 points on the scoreboard and took a 2 win lead over Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli. For the first time in this America’s Cup both races saw lead changes. Unsteady and light winds played a big role in the change of fortunes as being on the foils meant the difference between leading and losing. With […]

36th America's Cup

36th America’s Cup – Day 4 – No wind, no race

Auckland, New Zealand – 3/14/2021 – Weather won the day on the Waitemata Harbour today on the fourth day of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA with the Race Committee forced to call off racing due to the lack of wind. The scoreboard between Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli and the best-of-13 series is still tied three apiece. Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling was pragmatic about today’s conditions, “It was certainly light around the top of the course, and even if we did just make the wind limit, it would have been interesting […]

36th America's Cup

36th America’s Cup – All tied up on Day 3

Aukland, New Zealand – 3/13/2021 – As if it was written in the script, day 3 of America’s Cup presented by PRADA is again locked up with Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli in 3-3 tie. To lift the Auld Mug one of them need to win 7 races so the regatta is anyones. Today’s racing have been a copy of yesterday and the day before, starts have been crucial and have played a big part in shaping the final result and light breeze made staying up on foils the priority. In contrast to many Cup that […]

36th America's Cup

Italy’s Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli wins the PRADA Cup 2021

As happened 21 years ago, the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand will face Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli on the Hauraki Gulf to decide who will win the oldest trophy in international sport. … Aukland, New Zealand – 2/21/2021 – The G.H. Mumm Champagne was flowing for Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli who sailed to victory today in the PRADA Cup Final. The Italians winning the Series 7-1 over INEOS TEAM UK, now move onto the America’s Cup Match, the ultimate goal four years in the making, starting in 12 days. Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli outraced the British team in today’s medium to […]

36th America's Cup

PRADA Cup Finals – Day 3 -INEOS TEAM UK fight back but Luna Rossa lead 5-1

Auckland, New Zealand – 2/20/2020 – The PRADA Cup Final is not done and dusted yet, with INEOS TEAM UK marking their first point on the scoreboard, there may still a long way to go. In the first race of the day, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli resumed racing where it was left last weekend, getting their nose in front at the start and kept the British in their wake to claim a vital fifth point. However in the second race Ben Ainsie got his hands on the textbook finally and executed the same game plan to take a convincing first point. […]