Boat Life

BOATING WEEK IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD

Cover photo: This bonkers 115-foot submarine was designed to host parties underwater. U-Boat Worx’s newest fleet member takes the festivities to a whole new level. The first of its class, the singular sub can dive some 650 feet below the waterline. “The UWEP will shake up both the submarine and hospitality industry and lead the way in bespoke underwater events,” U-Boat Worx’s founder and CEO Bert Houtman said in a statement. – Robb Report | Photo courtesy of Peek Creative Studios | Cape Cod, Massachusetts- 6/12/2022 – ‘Wet, exhausted — and strangely happy”: Thinking about the Figawi, Cape Cod race […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

36th America’s Cup – DAY 1 defender and challenger square the first day

Auckland, New Zealand – 3/10/2021 – Day one of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA didn’t disappoint with the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand and the Challenger Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sitting on a tie after two races. Pretty even performances between the two boats once again confirmed that there is no space for mistakes. Today’s results clearly show that there is a long way to go in this first to 7 points America’s Cup Match. As 170 years of history taught us, the game is far from over. Race 1 – Emirates Team New Zealand beat Luna Rossa […]

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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 […]

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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. […]