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
  • AC36 - The America's Cup Overture

    Episode 1

    The gathering of the Defender and Challengers in Cowes showcasing the biggest sailing show on earth. Interviews with Grant Dalton and Peter Burling (Emirates Team New Zealand), Sir Ben Ainslie (INEOS Team UK), Max Sirena (Luna Rossa Challenge) and Terry Hutchinson (American Magic). Video Credits:...

  • The Vision of Auckland's America's Cup 2021

    Episode 2

    The vision of the Wynyard Basin America’s Cup Village in Auckland bought to life. See you there in 2021...

    Video Producer: Emirates Team New Zealand

  • America's Cup AC75 Class Rules Revealed

    Episode 3

    The 36th America's Cup AC75 Class Rule - now the designers get cracking to build the best.

    Video Producer: Emirates Team New Zealand

  • AC75 Class Rule Q&A

    Episode 4

    Emirates Team New Zealand had a bunch of unanswered questions from their recent AC75 Class Rule Q&A, so Ray and Dan got to answer a few more of questions on the specifics of the rule.

    Video Producer: Emirates Team New Zealand

  • Ray Davies Gets Excited About The Amercia's Cup 36 Race Courses

    Episode 5

    Emirates Team New Zealand's, Ray Davies takes you on a tour of the America's Cup 36 race courses in Auckland.

    Video Producer: Emirates Team New Zealand

  • How The Foil Cant System Works

    Episode 6

    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.

    Video Producer: Emirates Team New Zealand

  • Emirates Team NZL - America's Cup Village Progress Tour

    Episode 7

    ETNZ's Grant Dalton and Glenn Ashby take a tour, with WEA, of the newly completed team base sites that are now ready for the teams to construct their bases.

    Video Producer: Emirates Team New Zealand

  • The Emirates Team New Zealand Story

    Episode 8

    Up until the 1960’s only two countries, Canada and Great Britain could lay claim to having challenged for the America’s Cup. The unbeatable Americans and a winning streak which had passed ten decades entered the realm of legend drawing out the fighting spirit in sailing nations around the world. ...

  • Emirates Team NZL - 170 Years of Change

    Episode 9

    America's Cup racing has changed a lot in 170 years. Emirates Team New Zealand host the 36th and the boats fly nowadays.. (CC Available)

    Video Producer: Emirates Team New Zealand

  • Emirates Team NZL - The AC36 Course Location Review

    Episode 10

    Take a tour of the AC36 race tracks with Emirates Team New Zealand's Ray Davies. The 36th America's Cup in January to February 2021 defended by New Zealand vs the challengers - Great Britain, Italy and United States of America. Preliminary races start later this month. (CC Available)

    Video Prod...

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

    Episode 11

    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

    Episode 12

    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

    Episode 13

    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

    Episode 14

    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

  • AC36 Update - Gearing Up For The Prada Cup

    Episode 15

    The Challengers have been busy since the World Series last December. The AC is about innovation and pushing the boundaries and plenty was learnt from their first skirmish on the water four weeks ago. As with any good general you review, regroup and retrain.. Footage © America's Cup - Challenger o...

  • INEOS Team UK - America's Cup Match Racing 101

    Episode 16

    Rules Advisor and former World Champion Matt Cornwell gives you the 101, explaining the key principles, rules and some of the dark arts of America's Cup racing.

    Video Producer: INEOS Team UK

  • The Prada Cup - Round Robin - Day One

    Episode 17

    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

    Episode 18

    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 - Round Robin - Day Three

    Episode 19

    The breeze was up and sea state bumpy - at the top of the range for the AC75's. But it looked similar to the UK's Solent where the Brits are best at home.. Let's not forget the America's Cup is about experimentation and pushing the boundaries - unfortunately the Americans found theirs today. Foot...

  • The Prada Cup - Schedule & American Magic Update

    Episode 20

    American Magic and her team continue with the rebuild after the catastrophic capsize last week. So what is going to happen with the remaining Round Robin Series after the US team understandably have withdrawn until the Semi Final Playoffs? Footage © America's Cup - Challenger of Record

    Video Pr...

  • The Prada Cup - Round Robin - The Conclusion

    Episode 21

    INEOS Team UK had the chance for Britannia to rule the waves - a single win against Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli would take them into the final of the Prada Cup. What a race it turned out to be.. Footage © America's Cup - Challenger of Record

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • The Prada Cup - Semi Finals - Day One

    Episode 22

    It's do or die for both the USA and Italian AC75 teams - the Prada Cup Semi Finals and it's the first boat to win four races progresses to the Final against the Brits. Jimmy Spithill is renowned for his boxing - it's round one and he's always looking for a quick knockout.. Footage © America's Cup...

  • The Prada Cup - Semi Finals - Day Two

    Episode 23

    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

    Episode 24

    '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