Boat Life

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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PRADA CUP PAIRINGS UNVEILED

New Zealand – 1/7/2021 – After over three years of waiting, the wins, the losses, and the points will really start to count. The PRADA Cup is set to start on January 15 with the three Challengers competing to qualify to race against the America’s Cup Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in America’s Cup Match. The PRADA Cup consists of 17 racing days starting with a multiple Round Robin format where the three Challengers – Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, New York Yacht Club American Magic, and INEOS TEAM UK face off each other four times. The team with the most […]

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No Wind for Christmas Race No Winner Declared

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 […]

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PRADA ACWS – Day 3 – Emirates Team New Zealand wins the PRADA ACWS Cup

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 […]

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PRADA ACWS – Day 2 – American Magic stands even on points with Emirates Team New Zealand

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 […]

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Profile: Mac Agnese, America’s Cup, American Magic Team Trimmer

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 […]

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The America’s Cup Race Village has opened

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 […]

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AC36 Practice Races, Day 1

Emirates Team New Zealand back on the start line Auckland, New Zealand – 12/8/2020 – Emirates Team New Zealand heard the gun of a race start today for the first time in 3.5 years since 26th June 2017 in Bermuda. It was the first of a series of practice races being run by the 36th America’s Cup (AC36) race management as an opportunity to test the entire network of systems needed to successfully run and broadcast an AC36 race. Emirates Team New Zealand was assigned a 30-minute period to practice 3 starts and each team had the ability to have […]