America's Cup

America's Cup

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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

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  • AC75 Luna Rossa is launched in Cagliari

    The next America's Cup boat was launched in Cagliari with the blessing from the Archbishop and christened by Prada - welcome to the AC75 Luna Rossa. Plenty of VIP's alongside a very proud Max Sirena, Team Director and Skipper, who will be pushing for his third win out of seven AC campaigns.

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  • Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team - Tacking Back Home

    Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team enjoying the training out on their AC75 in Auckland harbour after a hard day on the water.

    Video Producer: Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team

  • Prada America's Cup World Series & Christmas Cup - Day One

    Practice is over and racing has begun in Auckland. Brutal day for INEOS Team UK and American Magic tops the table skippered by local Kiwi Dean Barker. Footage © Emirates Team New Zealand, INEOS Team UK, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • Prada America's Cup World Series & Christmas Cup - Day Two

    The war on words is alive and kicking in Auckland - the infamous Ainslie comments on the Foil Cant system didn't go down well with the supplier… Racing was fast and furious with both American Magic and Emirates Team New Zealand topping the table. Footage © America's Cup - Challenger of Record - A...

  • Prada America's Cup World Series & Christmas Cup - Day Three

    Final day of the AC World Series - plenty of things to learn for all the teams and for some, plenty of head scratching. Emirates have won the skirmish but the battle is next year and then if you get through as the Challenger, its war! Footage © America's Cup - Challenger of Record - ACPI - ATEED ...

  • Prada America's Cup Christmas Cup - Low Riding

    Beautiful hot summer's day to spend in Auckland harbour for the AC75s - unfortunately they need a breeze to keep them flying or they drop to become a 'low rider' and that's not good! Footage © America's Cup - Challenger of Record - ACPI - ATEED

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • The Prada Cup - Round Robin - Day One

    As we said "As with any good general (or 'Gov') you review, regroup and retrain.." The Gov's back and first two skirmishes go to INEOS Team UK - it's only the start but let's get ready to rumble! Footage © America's Cup - Challenger of Record

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • The Prada Cup - Round Robin - Day Two

    It should be no surprise that INEOS Team UK has improved - the pedigree of the sailors and support crew is exceptional. Day Two and much lighter winds which many predicated would bring the Brits down to earth.. Footage © America's Cup - Challenger of Record

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • The Prada Cup - Semi Finals - Day Two

    It feels like a classic Rocky saga - The Italian Stallion vs the all American Apollo Creed. They put American Magic on the floor twice - today they were looking for a decisive knockout blow. We all know what happens to the Italian Stallion in Rocky II... Footage © America's Cup - Challenger of Re...

  • INEOS Team UK - Prada Cup Round Robin Recap with the Gov

    'The 'Gov', Sir Ben Ainslie, talks through the infamous Prada Cup Round Robin Race with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli - just to get you in the mood for the Final.

    Video Producer: INEOS Team UK

  • The Prada Cup - The Final - Day One

    The Final of the Prada Cup begins. Both teams have had time off - Brits three weeks and the Italians two - improvements have been made so it's time to shake off the cobwebs but which team is looking sharp on Day One. Footage © America's Cup - Challenger of Record

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • The Prada Cup - The Final - Day Two

    It was Valentine's Day in Auckland and there certainly weren't any expressions of love between the teams - you'd think the Italian's would be a little more fore-giving on this day as they invented it! One legendary Olympic coach, Jim Saltonstall, was heard on many occassion to explain that the sa...

  • The Prada Cup - The Final - News Update

    Update on the comings and goings in Auckland. The two tribes waged verbal attacks due to the postponement of Wednesday's planned racing because of the Government's COVID Level 3 Alert. If you thought it was bad on the water..the Italian's honour was questioned - fighting talk from Tina Symmans, C...

  • The Prada Cup - The Final - Day Three

    If Sir Ben could turn back time with 4 races down…But with racing back, it's Day Three of the Prada Cup Final and evenly matched against the Italian's, the Brits have a very limited period to turn things around or they're going home. Footage © America's Cup - Challenger of Record

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  • The Prada Cup - The Final - Day Four

    Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli - The Terminator. INEOS Team UK don't know how to destroy this Italian machine which at every occasion, bar one, has dominated every skirmish! Day 4 was the chance for the flying leviathan to put out the lights and hopes of the British challenge once and for all.. Footage...

  • The 36th America's Cup - Pre-start

    Well the hypothesising is over - the 36th America's Cup starts tomorrow. Emirates Team New Zealand , the Defender, versus Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, the Challenger. The team to win seven races will lift the Auld Mug - Kiwis in the driving seat but the Italians looking at revenge for 21 years ago.....

  • The 36th America's Cup - Day One

    Day One and the teams face up! For sailing fans around the world, the expectations for the start of the 36th America's Cup, in Auckland, will certainly have given them a tingle in their fingers and feet - the rhythm of life has just begun.. Footage © America's Cup - Challenger of Record

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  • The 36th America's Cup - Day Two

    Second Day of the 36th America's Cup. The start is essential to get right and the coach's mantra hammers home the simple mantra.. 80% of the race is decided at the start. Get it wrong and it's catch up with little chance of getting in front. Get it right and control the race! Light breeze and all...

  • The 36th America's Cup - Day Three

    Third day and it looks like history is repeating itself on the water. Neck and neck, low riding for one foiling for the other, good and bad start - which team is going to break the deadlock? Plus it's Rock The Dock and specially recorded performance of Sailing by Rod Stewart - we did say that his...

  • The 36th America's Cup - Day Four

    Racing abandoned on Day 4 with little wind for the leviathans to come out and play - but it was a beautiful Sunday in Auckland so the fans did instead! Footage © America's Cup - Challenger of Record

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • The 36th America's Cup - Day Five

    Deliverance - being set free! Up on your foils is essential - basically it's like being in a Formula One missile versus the school run car. The dueling teams obviously have experts but ETNZ have sailors that have lived on foils for most of their careers and know how to get their flying machines o...

  • The 36th America's Cup - Day Six

    High hopes for every Kiwi on the planet - four years of planning, training and implementing their race strategy to successfully defend the America's Cup. Talk is that Great Britain will be the next official Challenger for the 37th, press releases about prize giving and fireworks over the harbour....

  • The 36th America's Cup - Day Seven

    Proud - that's what five million New Zealanders must feel now! This is the fourth time the Kiwi's have won the America's Cup - 1995, 2000, 2017 and now 2021. Even a global pandemic didn't stop Auckland hosting this festival of the most expensive boats racing. Congratulations to the people of New ...