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Cover photo: Canada – This tiny floating home is a restored boat originally built for the Expo’86 in Canada. – Yanko Design | USA – 8/12/2022 – Boat of the week: This 138-foot superyacht Is worth $23 million, but you can own It for the price of a supercar. How do you buy a new superyacht at a fraction of its list price? Fractional ownership. The private-jet business model is moving to yachts. – Robb Report | USA – 8/11/2022 – Attention Southern California Boaters! Save These Dates for Marine Flare Collection Events. The BoatUS announces two upcoming marine flare […]

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Alinghi Red Bull Racing: Christened and Ready to Fly 

8/8/2022 – It has been just four months since Barcelona was announced as the venue for the 37th America’s Cup due to take place in September and October 2024 and as a mark of how seriously the challengers are gearing up for the right to take on Emirates Team New Zealand, the current America’s Cup holders, the first boat has already splashed.  The Alinghi Red Bull Racing team, one of the most famous syndicates of the modern era in Cup history, today launched its training vessel, the first AC75 ever built that Emirates Team New Zealand used so effectively to […]

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New York Yacht Club American Magic returns to Pensacola

Newport, Rhode Island  –  4/21/2022 – New York Yacht Club American Magic is set to return to Pensacola, Florida for training later this year. This marks the team’s third winter training on the Gulf Coast. In 2018, American Magic was the first America’s Cup team to train in Florida since 1970. The Mule, a 38-foot test boat, first took to the Gulf waters in 2018 and then in 2019 on DEFIANT, the team’s AC75 – a 75-foot monohull. American Magic plans to build out the team’s base this summer in advance of winter training. The team will move to Pensacola in September […]

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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 […]

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Barcelona to host 37th America’s Cup In 2024

Barcelona, Spain and Auckland, New Zealand – 3/29/2022 – Today Emirates Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are announced Barcelona, in the region of Catalonia as the Host Venue for the 37th America’s Cup to be held in September and October of 2024. A mixture of history and modernity, Barcelona is one of the most iconic and attractive cities in the world and will become the first venue in the world to host both an Olympic Games and an America’s Cup event.  America’s Cup Defender Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton is delighted to announce […]

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Team New Zealand core sailing team line up for 37th America’s Cup finalized

Auckland, New Zealand – 2/25/2022 – Today Emirates Team New Zealand’s core sailing team lineup for 37th America’s Cup has been confirmed. The core sailing team consists of 6 key sailors led by Skipper Peter Burling who is joined by Blair Tuke, Andy Maloney, Nathan Outteridge, Glenn Ashby, and Josh Junior whose focus will be on the performance and development of the boat, along with the all-important strategical decision making during the 37th America’s Cup. The complete sailing team will be further bolstered at a later date when the powerhouse grinders or cyclors will begin full-time training to provide the […]

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New York Yacht Club American Magic announces leadership team for 37th America’s Cup

Newport, Rhode Island – 2/17/2022 – New York Yacht Club American Magic is pleased to announce its leadership team as the program continues its investment in top talent and preparation for the 37th America’s Cup. The Club stated that the leadership appointments reflect a commitment to people who bring deep experience and diverse backgrounds and capabilities developed with lessons learned from the AC36 campaign. AC37 Campaign Leadership • Mike Cazer (Grand Rapids, Mich.) will serve as Chief Executive Officer, leading the overall team, emphasizing building American Magic into a commercially attractive brand, and as the leader in sailing in the […]

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American Magic to represent the New York Yacht Club in the 37th America’s cup

New York, New York – 1/7/2022 – Today, the American Magic organization confirmed that it intends to compete in the 37th America’s Cup (AC37) and represent the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) against the field of challengers and the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand for the most coveted prize in sailing. “As the longest-standing trustee of the America’s Cup and as our valued partner during the 36th America’s Cup, we are pleased to represent the NYYC once again in our quest to bring back the Cup to its original champion,” commented Doug DeVos, Principal of American Magic. “We enjoyed a […]

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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 […]