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

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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]