America's Cup

America's Cup

9 Seasons

The America's Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy. Affectionately known as the Auld Mug, the America's Cup is a trophy awarded to the winner of the match races between two sailing yachts. One yacht, known as the defender, represents the yacht club that currently holds the America's Cup and the second yacht, known as the challenger, represents the yacht club that is challenging for the cup. The timing of each match is determined by an agreement between the defender and the challenger.

Check out all of the action including:

Emirates Team New Zealand - 35th AC
LandRover BAR - 35th AC
SoftBank Team - 35th AC
35th AC World Series
35th America's Cup - Bermuda
Emirates Team New Zealand - 36th AC
INEOS Team UK - 36th AC
Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team - 36th AC

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America's Cup
  • SoftBank Team Japan - Chase Boat

    Episode 1

    Come along for the ride during another beautiful day out the Great Sound testing our AC45S...

    Video Producer: SoftBank Team Japan

  • SoftBank Team Japan - Man Overboard

    Episode 2

    During testing in Bermuda, SoftBank Team Japan athlete Winston MacFarlane (using Derek Sawards life vest) took an unplanned swim during a gybe. All are safe and accounted for!

    Video Producer: SoftBank Team Japan

  • SoftBank Team Japan - Dawn Patrol

    Episode 3

    Stunning footage of SoftBank Team Japan skippered by Dean Barker training in Bermuda - who needs Top Gun when you have a ride on an AC45!

    Video Producer: SoftBank Team Japan

  • SoftBank Team Japan - Made In Japan

    Episode 4

    Searching for Japan's ultimate sailor, SoftBank Team Japan travels to Riviera Zushi Marina to put 20 candidates through rigorous testing, hoping two will have what it takes to join the team in Bermuda. Bring It On!

    Video Producer: SoftBank Team Japan

  • SoftBank Team Japan - Friction Research

    Episode 5

    Join Softbank Team Japan for a ride during a testing session in their AC45 Sport as you experience the sights and sounds on-the-water in Bermuda!

    Video Producer: Softbank Team Japan

  • Speed Dreams - Superbike vs Americas Cup Racing

    Episode 6

    SoftBank Team Japan athlete Yugo Yoshida met Yamaha Superbike racer James Rispoli ahead of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series and the British Superbike Championship to lay it down on the track and on the water!

    Video Producer: SoftBank Team Japan

  • SoftBank Team Japan - The Foiling Tack Explained

    Episode 7

    “We know now that it’s achievable and it's a real game changer”, said Skipper and CEO Dean Barker. “We think most of the teams know we did it so the race is on now. The trick with the foil gybe was learning the different settings and techniques for different wind conditions and that’s going to be...

  • Wing Break on SoftBank Team Japan

    Episode 8

    Dramatic video showing how far the SoftBank Team are pushing whilst testing at the upper wind limit of the AC45 Sport. Dean Barker: Fortunately there was no injury and we managed to get the boat back to the dock safely. Understanding how hard we can push the boat is a key part of being successful...

  • SoftBank Team Japan - One Night in Fukuoka

    Episode 9

    The team took on Fukuoka again...and Fukuoka won.

    Video Producer: SoftBank Team Japan

  • SoftBank Team Japan - Meet Yugo Yoshida

    Episode 10

    Yugo Yoshida didn't know what to expect when he arrived in Zushi, Japan for crew trials last year. Now he's one of the strongest weapons in their America's Cup arsenal.

    Video Producer: SoftBank Team Japan

  • SoftBank Team Japan - Day One in Fukuoka

    Episode 11

    An incredible first day of racing on home water for SoftBank Team Japan.

    Video Producer: SoftBank Team Japan

  • SoftBank Team Japan - Meet Yuki Kasatani

    Episode 12

    He was a beast at our Japanese crew trials last year and is a machine in Bermuda now...meet Yuki Kasatani.

    Video Producer: SoftBank Team Japan

  • SoftBank Team Japan - Super Sunday in Fukuoka

    Episode 13

    Thank you Fukuoka! After 15 years Japan is back challenging for the America's Cup and we're glad to have you cheering us on!

    Video Producer: SoftBank Team Japan

  • SoftBank Team Japan - Meet Kazuhiko Sofuku

    Episode 14

    A four time America's Cup​ veteran and one of Japan's best known sailors, meet SoftBank Team Japan Bowman and General Manager Kazuhiko "Fuku" Sofuku.

    Video Producer: SoftBank Team Japan

  • SoftBank Team Japan - Meet Chris Draper

    Episode 15

    Words to live by: "Always try to sail the fastest, funnest boats out there." Meet tactician and sailing team director Chris Draper.

    Video Producer: SoftBank Team Japan

  • SoftBank Team Japan - The Night Shift

    Episode 16

    As SoftBank Team Japan wind down sailing operations before their winter break, here's a shout out to their shore team and the "all-nighters" they pull to make sure SoftBank Team Japan is back on the water the next day.

    Video Producer: SoftBank Team Japan

  • SoftBank Team Japan - On the Water With "Hikari"

    Episode 17

    #LifeGoal: When it's Friday and you realize you've spent almost every day this week on the water in your new America's Cup​ Class race boat...

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  • SoftBank Team Japan - The Art of Foils

    Episode 18

    What secrets lie underwater on an America's Cup​ Class race yacht? Take a look as SoftBank Team Japan dive into the art of foils...

    Video Producer: SoftBank Team Japan

  • SoftBank Team Japan - 21 Days to Go

    Episode 19

    THREE WEEKS until the start of the America's Cup​ Qualifiers! Kazuhiko Sofuku​: "We're coming into the best part of the campaign and really happy where we are right now."

    Video Producer: SoftBank Team Japan

  • SoftBank Team Japan - The Critical Hour

    Episode 20

    Take your caffeine pills. 24 hour work days have started at SoftBank Team Japan as they're working round the clock to optimize their race package for the America's Cup​...

    Video Producer: SoftBank Team Japan

  • SoftBank Team Japan - 14 Days to Go!

    Episode 21

    TWO WEEKS until the America's Cup​ Qualifiers and it's been a busy week for SoftBank Team Japan​ in Bermuda! Final practice races are days away...we can't wait to line up again...

    Video Producer: SoftBank Team Japan

  • SoftBank Team Japan - 7 Days to Go

    Episode 22

    ONE WEEK until the start of the America's Cup​ Qualifiers! Dean Barker​: "With a week to go, the enthusiasm and drive the guys have to make the boat go faster is very very cool to see."

    Video Producer: SoftBank Team Japan

  • Softbank Team Japan - Our Road to the Cup

    Episode 23

    Only ONE DAY until the start of the America's Cup​ Qualifiers! An amazing journey for SoftBank Team Japan​ to get here in such short time...let the racing begin.

    Video Producer: SoftBank Team Japan

  • SoftBank Team Japan - Family Day

    Episode 24

    As the team spends a huge amount training and on the water, family time is very precious to all of the athletes. SoftBank Team Japan strive for that 'Work Life Balance' thing everyone talks about but never gets close to achieving! Starring Winston MacFarlane (Grinder), Tyson Lamond (Shore Team Ma...