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.
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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
Here it is! The ground-breaking new #americascup class race boat concept. The #AC75 is the bold new high performance fully foiling monohull. Or is it the foiling International Moth Kraken...whatever it is it's going to be brutal!
The AC75 foil cant system has been in design for the past six months led by Emirates Team New Zealand Project Manager Peter ‘Brush’ Thomas, with PLC Engineer Ryan Thomas and Carsten Mueller who has led the hydraulic development.
Emirates Team NZL - Building the Base to Build the Boat
Before Emirates Team New Zealand can start building any boats, they needed to build a yard to handle the job. Sean Regan, Build Operations Manager, talks about setting up the new in-house boat building facility where the boats will take shape.
What do you do with an America's Cup winning boat? After spending the last two years in a shipping container, the AC50 has been pulled out and polished up and put on display at the ETNZ team base - just needs a frame around it.
The gains you make in the final year before an America's Cup are vital and with Emirates Team New Zealand's Te Aihe away for the America’s Cup World Series events in Cagliari and Portsmouth, Te Kāhu has some big shoes to fill.