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  • May 24, 2024

Helen Fretter and America's Cup designer, Thomas Tison discuss the details of the Alinghi Red Bull Racing AC75

As the sailing world eagerly counts down to the 37th America’s Cup , the spotlight in recent months has been on the cutting-edge foiling AC75s, which teams have been launching. With under 100 days remaining until the start of the competition, teams have been unveiling the design upon which they hope to win them the oldest sporting trophy in the world.

To delve into the details of the first America’s Cup boat to be launched this cycle under the slightly adjusted second generation rules, Yachting World editor Helen Fretter sat down with Thomas Tison , a distinguished Naval Architect and Yacht Designer with extensive experience in cup cycles.

Tison’s expertise offers invaluable insights into the specific design elements of the Alinghi Red Bull Racing   AC75 .

Alinghi’s AC75 aerodynamics

A cornerstone of Alinghi’s design philosophy is the pursuit of aerodynamic efficiency, and much of this philosophy can clearly been seen to have been influenced by  Emirates Team New Zealand ‘s groundbreaking concepts in the 2021 America’s Cup.

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Photo: Alinghi Red Bull Racing

Notably, however, although Alinghi Red Bull Racing features the significant side pods we saw on the Kiwi boat, the Alignhi design includes strategic modifications to side pod geometry, redirecting airflow to optimise performance in ways previously unseen in America’s Cup boats.

One of the key design features of this AC75 is in the curvature of the bustle – or lack thereof – and its impact on wave interaction. This, alongside the shape of the bustle overall, highlights the team’s commitment to achieving optimal performance across the sea conditions expected in Barcelona for the 2024 America’s Cup. But also points to the team’s confidence in terms of foiling.

The collaboration between Alinghi and Red Bull Racing also brings something new, integrating insights from the all-powerful Formula One team. Tison says you can see a holistic approach to optimising speed and manoeuvrability on the water here.

In conclusion, Alinghi Red Bull Racing has emerged as a formidable contender in the America’s Cup 2024, armed with a meticulously created AC75, that seems to have drawn on the considerable aero expertise of the Red Bull partnership.

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The America's Cup: Everything you need to know about the sailing competition

Ahead of the 2021 America's Cup in New Zealand , Elaine Bunting explains everything you need to know about the sailing competition in our handy guide - from America's Cup racing rules and history, to detailing just how fast those hydrofoil boats can go...

The America’s Cup is considered the pinnacle of yacht racing. Every four years, teams compete for the oldest trophy in international sport in yachts that represent the cutting edge of yacht design and technology.

This is a magnet for the world’s most talented sailors. It is notoriously difficult to win, and the opportunity comes only once every four years. Yet the storied history of the Cup has always attracted brilliant minds and been backed by some of the world’s most ambitious and successful businessmen.

The America’s Cup match is held between only two teams, the defender and one challenger. The series that establishes the right to be that challenging team was held through January and February, and provided some genuinely shocking moments.

WHAT HAS HAPPENED SO FAR?

Two of the four challengers were eliminated in the Prada Cup challenger series in January and February. The US team American Magic spectacularly spun out of control and capsized in a high-wind, high-speed mark rounding. Despite rapidly being rebuilt, the team was unable to get the boat fully functional again and was ousted from the Prada Cup without a single win.

The British team INEOS Team UK, led by Sir Ben Ainslie, won the opening round robin series handsomely and were regarded as favourites only to shock fans when they were thrashed 7-1 in the Prada Cup final by the clearly faster Italian team Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli.

So after several brutal gladiatorial rounds, the match is on between old rivals Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli. The stakes are sky-high: whoever wins the America’s Cup not only earns the historic America’s Cup ‘Auld Mug’ trophy, but they get to write the rule for 37th America’s Cup in four years, defining the yacht design, how it is sailed – and to choose the venue where it will all take place.

It is a winner-takes-all format. The America’s Cup is famously a race in which, as Queen Victoria was informed during the first contest in 1851, “there is no second.”

HOW IS THE AMERICA’S CUP WINNER DECIDED?

The challenger, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, will race against the defender, Emirates Team New Zealand in the 36th America’s Cup match series starting on 10 March.

There are two races each day on 12, 13 and 14 March with additional days on 15, 16 and 17 March if needed to conclude the first-to-seven wins series.

A choice of race course is decided each day depending on wind conditions, but the courses are all windward-leewards with around 3km between each end and around 1.5km from side to side.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TEAMS RACING FOR THE AMERICA’S CUP?

Emirates Team New Zealand, yacht Te Rehutai – The home team is the defender, having won the Cup in Bermuda in 2017. Heading it up is the steely Grant Dalton, with eight times America’s Cup campaigner Kevin Shoebridge capably in charge of the sailing side. The design team is also second to none – and between them they all set the rules this time.

The Kiwis boast some of the youngest sailors, who grew up in the era of foiling, notably the wildly gifted Pete Burling as helmsman and his Olympic champion crewmate Blair Tuke, who share a Gold and Silver Medal and six World Championship wins in the high performance 49er class.

The pair works in partnership with the team’s resident Australian Olympian, Glenn Ashby. This successful triumvirate was a crucial ingredient in Emirates Team New Zealand’s last Cup win. Ashby is key to tactical decisions, Blair Tuke is the so-called flight controller in charge of flaps on the foils and rudder, with Peter Burling is steering and coolly making those split-second decisions on the race course.

Their yacht Te Rehutai has many visible differences compared with Luna Rossa. It is a more brutal looking design beside the smooth shaped, elegant Italian boat, and has quite different shaped foils (see ‘How do the America’s Cup yacht work?’): New Zealand’s are almost flat across the wing base, while Luna Rossa’s foils are in a dihedral shape, sloping downwards from a central wing bulb.

These are just the most obvious differences, and there will be many more variations beneath the surface, especially in the complex control systems. Yet despite dissimilarities, the speed differential between teams in the Prada Cup varied only by fractions of a knot, putting the emphasis on dominating pre-start manoeuvres, reading the wind shifts and match racing the opponent. These will all play a part in the Cup match too.

Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, yacht Luna Rossa - The Italian team, backed by Patrizio Bertelli, is bristling with experience. Italian team boss Max Sirena has been involved in six America’s Cups.

At the wheel, the Italians have a set-up never seen before, with straight-talking Australian Jimmy Spithill helming on starboard and Italian Olympic sailor Francesco Bruni helming on port. When one is steering, the other acts as flight controller and trims the foils.

It is a formidable partnership. Spithill is the most successful Cup sailor in the line-up, having been part of seven campaigns and winning it twice in 2010 and 2013 for Larry Ellison’s US team Oracle. Bruni, meanwhile, has three Olympics behind him and several Cup campaigns himself.

While this unconventional division of control between the two helmsmen prompted observers to shake their heads at first, it has proved highly successful. Spithill has suggested that the arrangement allowed them both to accelerate their skills, while at a very practical level it means no one has to jump out of the cockpit and cross the boat during high-speed G-force tacks and gybes before settling back into continuity in a new position.

Indeed, it has been so successful that Emirates Team New Zealand have been experimenting with changing to the one-helmsman-per-side arrangement, split between Peter Burling and Glenn Ashby. Watch out, this may come into play at some point.

Meanwhile, they have increasingly brought into play the tactical skills of Pietro Sibello, an Olympic 49er sailor, who is to be seen popping up to read the wind and the race course and feed back into the strategy.

HOW TO WATCH THE AMERICA’S CUP

America’s Cup racing is split into two parts throughout February and March and you can watch them all free. All the racing will be streamed live on the official America’s Cup YouTube Channel , Facebook and on americascup.com .

It will also be on free-to-air and pay-to-view networks in 120 territories around the world, including TVNZ in New Zealand, RAI and Sky Italia in Italy, the BBC and Sky UK & Ireland in the UK, and NBC Sports in the USA and Caribbean.

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN THE AMERICA’S CUP RACES

1. The pre-starts. This America’s Cup has traditional upwind starts. Each team must enter the start box from opposite ends at the two minute mark. They jostle for the best position with the aim of hitting the line powered up exactly as the clock counts down to 0:00 – and in front of their opponent.

To get an advantage, each team will look to dodge, weave, box out their opponent, put a penalty put on them, or execute some other perfectly legitimate but edge-of-the-seat manoeuvre. These minutes can be among the most exciting of a whole race, and may set the tactics and playbook for all that follows so are not to be missed.

2. Mark roundings. Teams can round either one of two marks at the top or bottom of the course, so watch for splits here, close overlaps and other tactical manoeuvres. As the boats bear away at the upwind mark rounding they head into a power zone, speeding up rapidly. This is where we have seen the AC75s exceed 50 knots of speed and get unstable and into trouble with flight control.

3. Light winds. The AC75s have sometimes struggled to foil in winds of under 8 knots. When they come off their foils they suddenly go from supersonic to super-slow. Comparatively huge distances can open up or disappear in a flash if one team finds a puff and gets flying while the other is floundering. On light days, everything can turn inside out in seconds.

4. Strong winds. The same is true in big winds. Mistakes in crewing and sailhandling can be punishing when these massively loaded boats are fully powered up. When the winds are up, the pre-starts and mark roundings are likely war zones.

5. Match race tactics. Some thought the equivalent of hand-to-hand combat could never happen in the AC75s, but they have turned out to be agile and the crews surprisingly willing to throw them into some very close quarter spots. They are also able to mark opponents tack for tack and gybe for gybe round the course to defend a lead and deny their opponent a passing lane. Watch for these clever displays of aggression and stealth. And do listen in the live audio feed from each of the boats that gives big clues as to what each skipper and tactician is doing, thinking and planning.

WHAT ARE THE AMERICA’S CUP YACHTS?

Teams are racing in the AC75 design, a radical 75ft long monohull with no keel that flies on foils at speeds of up to 50 knots.

Deciding the boat to be raced is one of the spoils of victory, and when Emirates Team New Zealand won the last America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017 they decided to create something never seen before, and where their knowledge of foiling could be a winning advantage.

The AC75 design rule is a so-called ‘box’ rule, which sets some key parameters such as hull length and overall length with bowsprit (75ft, hence the name AC75). The 62-page rule specification defines draught, minimum hull volume, number of sails, number of foils, even the number of boats – the teams have been allowed to build two and will all be racing with iteration No. 2 – but leaves other areas such as hull shape and foil flaps open for teams to develop.

As these yachts do not have keels, they rely for stability on a mere three tonnes of total ballast, plus 960-990kg allowed for 11 crew. The ballast is spread across two swivelling foils that look like arms (some say insect legs) on each side.

To keep some design costs down, the teams have one-design elements, such as the components and arms that move the foils up and down. However, the shape of the foils, the flaps and the control systems that operate them are absolutely key, and unique to each team.

The rule has also kept hull shape relatively open so we see quite striking differences in shapes. This reflects different teams’ thinking about the best way to promote foiling as early as possible in the wind range and slip as smoothly as possible between displacement and flying modes.

The sails are unique, too. The mainsails are twin-skinned soft wings, a new hybrid between a conventional sail and hard wing.

HOW DO THE AMERICA’S CUP YACHTS WORK?

The AC75s are designed to be able to fly in as little wind as possible, and as consistently as possible across the wind range up to the maximum of 23 knots allowable for the America’s Cup match.

To do that, the yachts have a canting T-foil on each side that provides the lift to take the hull out of the water and fly.

The foils are ballasted to provide stability, and are set across a large beam, so the AC75s have a huge amount of righting moment. That means they can carry a very large and efficient sail area to drive the boat.

Once the leeward foil lifts the hull clear of the water, there is very little drag, with only one slender foil and the T-foil rudder in the water. That, in a nutshell, is how it is possible for these yachts to reach 50 knots of boat speed, and potentially more.

In the real world, there are lots of variables that will affect foiling. New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf sees a large wind range, often blustery conditions, and there are also waves to contend with. Keeping a large boat foiling efficiently and consistently on just two slender points is like juggling on a slackline, and the control systems for rapid adjustments will be a critical but largely invisible factor.

WHAT’S THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICA’S CUP?

Books could, and have, been written about the contentious history of the America’s Cup. It all began in 1851, when a syndicate of businessmen from New York sailed the schooner America across the Atlantic and beat a fleet of British yachts in a race around the Isle of Wight, winning the 100 Guinea Cup.

Famously, Queen Victoria, who had watching the race, asked who was second and the reply came: “Your Majesty, there is no second.”

The 100 Guinea Cup was donated to the New York Yacht Club, renamed in honour of the schooner and a Deed of Gift drawn up for ‘a perpetual challenge cup for friendly competition between nations’. The America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international sport and arguably the most difficult (and expensive) to win.

For 160 years, Britain has been trying to win it back. Challengers have included the tea magnate Sir Thomas Lipton, who challenged five times between 1899 and 1930.

After a golden era of racing in the J Class yachts, the Cup was raced for in the 12-metre design, then an evolving International America’s Cup Class. More recently it has been contested in much faster multihull designs.

The America’s Cup has always been defined by, and contested with, the backing of some of the world’s wealthiest businessmen. Winners have included Harold Vanderbilt (1930, 1934 and 1937) and Henry Sears (1958).

In the modern era, Ernesto Bertarelli’s team Alinghi won in 2003 and 2007 before losing to Larry Ellison’s Oracle Racing in 2010. Ellison’s US team successfully defended in 2013 before losing to New Zealand in 2017.

Both men retreated from the America’s Cup following their defeats, but Patrizio Bertelli, CEO of the Prada Group, is still trying to win it for Italy after five Cup campaigns with the Luna Rossa Challenge.

Since 1851, the US has defended or won the America’s Cup 30 times, New Zealand three times, Switzerland (Alinghi) twice, and Australia once (Alan Bond’s Australia II in 1983). Despite 16 challenges in a Cup match since 1870, Britain has never yet won back the trophy that left its shores in 1851.

WHAT IS THE AMERICA’S CUP TROPHY?

The America’s Cup , affectionately known as the ‘Auld Mug’  is an impressive piece of silverware. Including its pedestal, it stands 1.1m high and weighs over 14kg. It was made by London-based silver maker Robert Garrard & Co, the royal jeweller since 1735, and was originally a claret jug.

It was given an extra pedestal in 1958 to make room for more engraving, and when that ran out of space, another was added in 1992.

A little known fact (which says so much about America’s Cup rivalry) is that when Oracle won the trophy in 2010 the engraving marking rivals Alinghi’s victory was rotated round to the rear. A new base in carbon fibre was also made to replace the mahogany one.

When Louis Vuitton sponsored the challenger series, the America’s Cup was given its own large Vuitton trunk on its 150th birthday in 1998. With Oracle as the holder it was accompanied everywhere and closely guarded by white-gloved bodyguards.

On winning it in 2017, Emirates Team New Zealand took it to yacht clubs round its home country and let members and young sailors handle the famous silver trophy.

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37th America’s Cup: Just 100 Days Until the Start

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The clock continues to count down to what could be the closest contest in living memory with absolutely no outright favorite and every team very much in the running for the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup .

The six primary teams have been intensively training worldwide, approaching the critical stages of their campaigns. With their revolutionary AC75s now launched, they are gearing up for intense competition starting August 22nd through September and October 2024 in Barcelona, where the motto is truly ‘There is no Second.’

Similarly, twelve teams from 12 countries will compete in the UniCredit Youth America’s Cup and the first-ever Puig Women’s America’s Cup. This event will showcase the next wave of sailing prodigies – guaranteed future victors of the oldest continuously contested international sports trophy – as they strive to demonstrate their capabilities and confirm their potential under the intense scrutiny of fans and media.

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Both events are set to offer thrilling competition and provide a genuine avenue to the senior teams. Hosted at the Port Olímpic and sailing the new AC40 Class, spectators will have unprecedented access and experience the sheer adrenaline of the Youth & Women’s teams.

Onshore, Barcelona is preparing to host a global spectacle on a scale akin to their iconic 1992 Olympic Games. Thousands of volunteers, known as ‘Team B,’ have enrolled in various roles, ready to infuse the event with their enthusiasm, flair, and politeness to ensure the regatta runs smoothly. The scenic Port Vell will be bustling with boats of every description, alongside the historic J Class yachts from the 1930s and the 12-Metre Class that competed from 1958 to 1987.

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For viewers, this will mark one of the most accessible America’s Cup events, with prime viewing opportunities along the Barcelona waterfront. Two specialized Fanzones with jumbo screens, food, and drink stations will be set up on Bogatell Beach and Plaça del Mar .

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37th America’s Cup: How to Watch

The Official Race Village will be located along the Moll de la Fusta and will offer free entry. It will serve as the central hub for fans wanting to engage with the sailors before and after races, featuring presentations on the main stage amidst the unique ambiance of the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup. All the action will be broadcast live with full commentary on the big screens. Also, don’t miss the chance to visit the world’s first America’s Cup exhibition at the America’s Cup Experience, located opposite the Aquarium.

Barcelona promises a sensory feast at every corner of this legendary city – with unmatched art, culture, cuisine, and architecture. As the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup looms just 100 days away, excitement is building to a crescendo…

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Published on May 18th, 2024 | by Editor

America’s Cup: Captivated by history

Published on May 18th, 2024 by Editor -->

Yacht designer and past Seahorse magazine editor Julian Everitt gets philosophical in this Facebook post about why the America’s Cup is of interest:

The America’s Cup is unique. A unique sporting event in any discipline. It matches a technology race, management skills, sailing ability, sporting prowess and all condensed into a one on one confrontation that, originally at least, was a match between nations.

It is a bit like a boxing match where the design of the gloves is even more important in the outcome than the skill of the boxers. To liken it to Fomula One is wholly inaccurate and barely does it justice. Formula One is a money no object design and technology led sport, like the AC, but it’s not a match race event.

America’s Cup was the perfect platform to test technology, design skill, naval architecture and, to a certain extent, building skills. In the sailing world, the only events that have ever come close to emulating this were the Ton Cups and the Admiral’s Cup, but even they were perversely effected by the idiosyncrasies of rating rules.

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Since 1930, with the exception of one event, the America’s Cup has benefited from stable and very clever rules – the J Class, the 12 Metre, and the IAAC. These cleverly subtle rules have endured through 18 America’s Cup cycles and have produced some great racing.

Today’s America’s Cup is not a reflection or even a development of this ethos. It’s a completely different, albeit exciting, formula. But it is only successful, that is if it is ever deemed to have been successful, because it ‘borrowed’ the America’s Cup label.

Ultimately audiences don’t watch anything just for the technology, the personalities, the excitement, or even the sport itself. They, whether we like it or not, are captivated by history. That’s the driving force from Wimbledon to Le Man – from the Masters to the Olympics. It’s the event that’s king. Not the boats, not the people, not the technology – not even the money, although this has it’s very own fatal attraction to the truly global sporting events.

So, today’s America’s Cup, do us all a favor and continue to try and respect the history of this unique sport and you just might keep an audience that supports your vision – until that vision is challenged on the water.

Following the publication of the AC37 Protocol and AC75 Class Rule on November 17, 2021 , the AC75 Class Rule and AC Technical Regulations were finalized on March 17, 2022 . The entry period opened December 1, 2021 and runs until July 31, 2022, but late entries for the 37th America’s Cup may be accepted until May 31, 2023. The Defender was to announce the Match Venue on September 17, 2021 but postponed the venue reveal, confirming it would be Barcelona on March 30, 2022 . The 37th America’s Cup begins October 12, 2024.

Teams revealed to challenge defender Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL): • INEOS Britannia (GBR) • Alinghi Red Bull Racing (SUI) • Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team (ITA) • NYYC American Magic (USA) • Orient Express Racing Team (FRA)

2023-24 Preliminary Regattas September 14-17, 2023 (AC40): Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain November 30-December 2 (AC40): Jeddah, Saudi Arabia August 22-25, 2024 (AC75): Barcelona, Spain

2024 Challenger Selection Series August 29-September 8: Double Round Robin September 14-19: Semi Finals (Best of 9) September 26-October 7: Finals (Best of 13)

2024 America’s Cup October 12-21: 37th Match (Best of 13)

For more schedule details, click here . Additionally, 12 teams will compete in the 2024 Youth & Women’s America’s Cup .

Noticeboard: https://ac37noticeboard.acofficials.org/ Additional details: www.americascup.com/en/home

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NEWPORT, Rhode Island (AP) — Pete Melvin, who helped design breakthrough boats for the America’s Cup as well as the Nacra 17 used in the Olympics, and Conn Findlay, who won Olympic medals in sailing and rowing, head the list of 12 inductees in the National Sailing Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024.

As part of the firm M&M, Melvin helped design the giant trimaran that tech tycoon Larry Ellison’s BMW Oracle Racing used to win the 2010 America’s Cup in a one-off regatta against Alinghi of Switzerland’s giant catamaran. M&M also drafted the design rules for the 72-foot catamarans used in the 2013 America’s Cup, which ushered in foiling in sailing’s marquee regatta.

M&M designed the Nacra 17 catamaran that debuted in the 2016 Olympics. For the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, the Nacra 17 added foils. Melvin sailed in the 1988 Olympics and has won numerous national and world titles.

Findlay won a total of four Olympic medals, including a bronze medal with Dennis Conner in the Tempest class in 1976. In rowing, he won two golds and one bronze in coxed pairs. He sailed in the America’s Cup three times, including with winning skipper Ted Turner aboard Courageous in 1977.

Also entering the hall is Kevin Burnham, who won a silver medal in the 470 class in the 1992 Olympics with Morgan Reeser and then won gold with Paul Foerster in 2004.

In one of the most memorable races in Olympic history, Foerster and Burnham aggressively match-raced the British boat to the back of the fleet and stayed ahead the entire race to win the gold medal. At the finish line, Burnham, then 47, waved to race officials, let out a whoop and then did a backflip into the Saronic Gulf off Athens, barefoot and still wearing his sunglasses. Burnham died in 2020.

The induction will be Oct. 4-5 at the Chicago Yacht Club.

Among the other inductees are Jan C. O’Malley, a three-time US Sailing Yachtswoman of the Year and the first winner of the IYRU Women’s World Sailing Championship; Charles Ulmer, a national champion and race winner throughout the 1970s and 80s; and Richard Tillman, the 1965 Sailor of the Year who held national, North American and world titles in the Snipe, Finn, Laser, Sunfish and Windsurfing classes.

Also going into the hall are Franklin Wood; Allegra Mertz; brothers Eric Hall and Ben Hall; Gary Mull; and Carl Alberg.

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After years of being a bit of a snooze, America’s Cup racing now offers great-looking gear, adrenaline-spiking speed, and exhilarating entertainment.

Thirty-odd years ago, British Esquire compared America’s Cup sailing to Formula 1 racing. According to our counterparts across the pond, it wasn’t only water that separated the two sports; it was also sailing’s lack of speed, excitement, and sex appeal. That was not entirely wrong. Back then, much of sail racing involved waiting for small puffs of wind to move multimillion-dollar boats above walking pace. As an exclusive sport, it left many cold. But just over a decade ago, something nearly miraculous happened.

With the advent of foiling in 2012, racing yachts gained the seemingly gravity-defying ability to rise above the surface of the water and into the air. The boats ride on thin struts called foiling arms that create lift in the water, much like an airplane wing does in the sky. Instead of chugging through the waves, these boats could suddenly fly over them. The drag of the water on the hull was reduced to almost nothing, and boat speeds rose exponentially. Sailing teams harnessed this new technology to find the perfect balance of wind and machine. Nowhere was the new technology more advanced than in the hotly contested—and hugely well-funded—America’s Cup, the oldest competitive trophy in sport.

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When all is in harmony, it’s quite spectacular to watch; top speeds regularly reach nearly 60 miles per hour. This may not seem fast relative to other sports, but imagine an eight-story building passing you doing 60.

When the balance is off, the results can be even more spectacular—and occasionally disastrous. This knife-edge, thrills-and-spills combination makes for great TV. Think of it as being like Formula 1 (there’s that comparison again), with all the excitement but now the added risk of drowning. Even Ferrari announced in January its intention to get into competitive yacht racing. And for the next iteration of the America’s Cup, the 37th, big fashion is in on the game, too.

Following a seven-year-long hiatus, the biggest fashion brand in the world, Louis Vuitton, is reentering the sport. As with any successful sporting event these days, there’s plenty of top-notch merch. The maison has created a Louis Vuitton Cup capsule collection, a high-fashion take on nautical style, set to hit stores in mid-July.

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Then there’s Prada, which has been connected to the America’s Cup since the ’90s. The Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli crew are kitted out in a silver-gray collaboration with Woolmark that matches the colors of their yacht, AC75, which none other than Miuccia Prada christened recently. The gear looks suitably high-tech but is, in fact, made largely from merino wool, known for its water resistance, breathability, and natural stretch. A commercial interpretation of these technical garments will be available down the line.

Belstaff, which celebrates its centenary this year, is a sponsor of Sir Ben Ainslie’s INEOS Britannia team. Ainslie is the most successful sailor in Olympic history. To mark the occasion, the British brand has created a futuristic, performance-heavy capsule­, the Belstaff Challenger Collection, available in stores in mid-June.

Timing is everything in the America’s Cup, and watches have long been closely involved with the competition as both team and overall sponsors. Omega is the official timekeeper of the America’s Cup in 2024 and also sponsors the Emirates Team New Zealand. Tudor is on board with Alinghi Red Bull Racing, the Swiss challenger, which has won the cup twice, in 2003 and 2007. The Italian maker Panerai is, logically enough, the watch sponsor of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli and in April launched a whole family of watches inspired by the team as part of its beefy Submersible line.

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American Magic ’s Terry Hutchinson has won a lot of boat races. In fact, he’s won 17 world championships in a variety of sailboat classes. He’s been part of five America's Cup campaigns and was the tactician on the team that won Louis Vuitton Cup (the race series that decides which team gets to compete against the Americas Cup defender for the ultimate prize) in 2007.

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But, he hasn’t won the America’s Cup. And American Magic’s previous Americas Cup challenge ended um, pretty badly. So after talking to him at the American Magic base in Barcelona recently, it’s obvious he’s not going to stop working until he can lift the cup with his team.

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BS: How hard has it been to come back after the early exit American Magic suffered in the previous Americas Cup?

TH: This is a cruel game that we play. That's just the voice of experience. We had done a lot of really good things leading into the previous Americas Cup in New Zealand. We had a good warmup regatta. We knew we were fast.

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But, then, in a moment, we capsized the boat, blew a hole in it, and basically sunk it. Now, it didn't go all the way down, but it was underwater enough. That’s the ultimate example of how brutal the America’s Cup can be. It was brutal. It still is brutal.

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But that's sport, too. You know what I mean?

I recently re-watched the clip of the Seahawks-Patriots Super Bowl where the entire stadium knew that the Seahawks were going to hand the ball off to Marshawn Lynch to run it in on the one-yard line and win the Super Bowl. It was so obvious. But what happened? They threw an interception. It’s so easy to say ‘what were they thinking?’

But we did the same thing. We did the exact same exact in the previous cup. We had a big lead. It was preseason. So, why did we do what we did?

Believe me I’ve asked myself that question enough. It was a high-risk maneuver. But that’s sport. And you constantly have to weigh the risk of pushing the envelope because you can lose the advantage being too conservative too. We’re always going to push but we’re going to take the lesson from AC 36 too. You have to.

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BS: Do you have something to prove?

TH: Oh yeah. I want to win for our team principals Hap Fauth and Doug DeVos and all the people who believed in us then and believe in us now. One of the biggest benefits of the American Magic team is that after AC 36, we worked together, looked at what we needed to change, and we changed together. And that came from the top down. I'm in a very fortunate that I get to work for two principals who are wildly successful in their businesses. Each bring a different lens to the challenge. And both stood by me after the early exit in 2021.

But it's what a team does, right? And I think it speaks volumes about the culture of our team.

Scott Ferguson, our design coordinator, did an incredible job of assembling a very experienced design team. Tyson Lamond, our operations officer, did an excellent job of getting back over 52% of our preexisting team.

Even the sailing team fell into place. Very early on, we retained Paul Goodison as one of our helmsmen and Andrew Campbell to be pillars of our sailing team. And it soon became obvious that just needed to hire Tom Slingsby who’s been very successful in the SailGP and other foiling classes to be our other helmsman.

So that’s really encouraging. And we also want to make make sure that American Magic continues to perpetuate the sport, continues to perpetuate the marine trade, engineers, designers, and boat builders, so that when we're done with AC 37, our transition to AC 38 will be as seamless as possible.

Winning's a habit. It's not something that just happens. We have lots of high-performing people on our team. They high expectations of themselves and of me. And that makes me want to work as even harder.

BS: How cool it would be to finally lift the cup after all these years?

TH: For me, winning will be more of a relief than a celebration. I honestly feel that if we have the energy to celebrate when we’re done with this, we probably haven't worked hard enough.

Game on! All five of the America’s Cup challenger teams are training to be ready for the start of the Louis Vuitton Cup series that starts in Barcelona on August 29, and culminates with one team facing off against Emirates Team New Zealand in the Louis Vuitton 37 th America’s Cup regatta that starts on October 12

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LOUIS VUITTON 37TH AMERICA'S CUP BARCELONA

Welcome to the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup taking place between August and October 2024 in the beating heart of beautiful Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia and one of the most visited cities on planet Earth. Situated around Port Vell and along the beach to Port Olímpic, the sailing world has made Barcelona their home for what promises to be one of the most intense America’s Cups in the event’s 174-year history.

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WHAT IS THE AMERICA'S CUP: THE RACE WITH NO SECOND PLACE

It is the oldest international sporting trophy – dating back to 1851 – and stands as one of the hardest sporting endeavours. The New York Yacht Club, one of the most prestigious clubs in the world, held the trophy for 132 years before losing it in 1983 to Australia. Since then, the Cup has only been won by teams from the United States, Switzerland, and New Zealand. The current Defender of the America's Cup is Emirates Team New Zealand, representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

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WHERE: BARCELONA, CATALONIA, SPAIN

“Like a jewel in the sun” was how Montserrat Caballé and Freddy Mercury described Barcelona in their famous song about the city. The cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region–known worldwide for its art, architecture and vibrancy–is shining even brighter as preparations are well underway to welcome the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup and its teams. All the teams’ bases are located within the Port Vell area and surrounded by the America’s Cup Race Village where tens of thousands of spectators can be accommodated daily. The racecourse, just outside the port entrance breakwaters, is set in front of significant fan zones, beach viewing platforms and a hospitality area to provide the perfect vista.

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WHEN: AUGUST – OCTOBER 2024

The Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup Barcelona official opening ceremony will be held in Barcelona on the 22nd of August 2024. The final Preliminary Regatta and the Louis Vuitton Cup (Challenger Selection Series) will follow, leading up to the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Match starting on the 12th of October 2024. During 2023 and early 2024, three preliminary events will be held in Vilanova i La Geltrú, Jeddah, and Barcelona. In June 2023, all teams set up their bases and are training in Barcelona. Further details and race schedules will be published in due course.

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WHO’S RACING: Emirates Team New Zealand, INEOS Britannia, Alinghi Red Bull Racing, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, NYYC American Magic and Orient Express Racing Team

The holders of the America’s Cup are Emirates Team New Zealand representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, but some strong competition is coming for them. INEOS Britannia, the ‘Challenger of Record’ from the United Kingdom, are in charge of the Louis Vuitton Cup (Challenger Selection Series) to decide who will race against Emirates Team New Zealand for the trophy. The unique format of the Cup sees the Defender of the trophy automatically entitled to race in the final Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup Match whereas the Challengers will undertake a series to find the top yacht to take on the New Zealand team. The additional confirmed entries are: Alinghi Red Bull Racing from Switzerland, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli from Italy, American Magic New York Yacht Club from the USA and Orient Express Racing Team from France.

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WHAT BOATS: AC75 AND AC40

The AC75s are the pinnacle of foiling monohull yachts. Created for the 36th America’s Cup, they are a technological leap ahead of typical yachts as Formula 1 is to your daily driver. With foils that lift them out of the water and enable the yachts to generate so much momentum that they sail 4x faster than the wind.

For the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup, the second generation of the AC75s will be even faster with wider foils and refinements all over. Eight crew will be aboard and some of the finest sailing talent will be charged with racing them.

The AC40s, meanwhile, are the boats used for the UniCredit Youth and Puig Women's America’s Cup events and as training vessels for the main teams competing in the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup. Smaller but no less potent, with a four-person crew, these pocket-rockets were launched to much fanfare in September 2022, and their performance has been astonishing.

Event Format

The Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup Barcelona will comprise several events that will eventually culminate in the October 2024’s Match. The Preliminary Regattas will serve as warm-up races ahead of the Louis Vuitton Cup (Challenger Selection Series), which decides who moves on and faces the Defender for the ultimate prize. The very best female and youth athletes from around the world will be thrust into America’s Cup level racing for the UniCredit Youth & Puig Women's America's Cup events, paving the pathway to the future of the America’s Cup itself.

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LOUIS VUITTON CUP: SEPTEMBER 2024

The Louis Vuitton Cup (Challenger Selections Series) will determine which team will face the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup Match.

The Louis Vuitton Cup will comprise of a double Round Robin stage and a Semi-Final stage, followed by a two-boat Final. The top four teams will race in a first-to-five-points Semi-Final, with the two winners advancing to the Final Match Race. The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup, the team to first score seven points, will face Emirates Team New Zealand, the Defender of the Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup. 

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LOUIS VUITTON 37TH AMERICA'S CUP MATCH: STARTS 12 OCTOBER 2024

The America’s Cup is the race with no second place. Either you win or you lose, and it has been like this for over 170 years.

In October 2024 the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand will face the winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup (Challenger Selection Series) in a 13-race Match. Each race will be a match race between the two teams. The winner of each race scores one point, the loser scores no points. The first team to score seven points will become the Defender of the 38th America’s Cup.

HOW TO WATCH

The America’s Cup Race Village is where you want to be in the middle of the action and experience the event's buzz off the water. The Race Village is completely FREE throughout all America's Cup events, and it will be located in Port Vell along Moll de la Fusta, connecting people to boats, team bases and events. The beaches between Port Vell and Port Olímpic will allow FREE race viewing for everyone.

There will be no ticketing arrangements and we encourage everyone to come and soak in the unique atmosphere of world-class America’s Cup racing that promises to be fast, furious and very close. Having witnessed the racing live, don’t forget to take a stroll through the Race Village to watch sailor presentations from the main stages as well as food, drink, sponsor and team activities daily.

For those spectators wishing to watch the races from their own vessels, areas will be dedicated for yachts and small crafts around the perimeter. Be sure you register your boat HERE to stay up to date with all the latest information

For those unable to attend the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup races in person and see the action just off the waterfront, don’t worry! The America’s Cup races will be live-streamed across the official America’s Cup website as well as available to watch on YouTube in most territories. The America’s Cup Social Media channels on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and X (formerly known as Twitter) will also be fully activated and updated throughout the racing with a mix of multi-media, and daily race reports will be available on the America’s Cup website after racing.

Hospitality

Open for the duration of the competition, HOUSE OF AC37 is the exclusive and official land-based ticketed hospitality experience of the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup. Situated within Port Olímpic and set alongside the UniCredit Youth & Puig Women's America's Cup Team Bases, House of AC37 benefits from one of the best locations in Barcelona at the heart of the competition. Finding a perfect balance between thrilling race entertainment and first-class gastronomy, ‘The House’ has been designed to cater to your home comforts while delivering a refined and authentic America’s Cup experience. With giant screens, expert commentary and Michelin quality dining, this is the prime spot to set up your race base for the competition. Click the link below and secure you official hospitality packages.

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High quality coverage (live, highlights, clips and news) of the Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup Barcelona will be distributed on the broadest possible basis to maximise the audience for the event. This will include distribution on TV, online and on mobile through partnerships with broadcasters and via the America's Cup website and its official social media channels.

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NEWPORT, Rhode Island — Pete Melvin and Conn Findlay head the list of 12 inductees in the National Sailing Hall of Fame's Class of 2024. As part of the firm M&M, Melvin helped design the giant trimaran that tech tycoon Larry Ellison's BMW Oracle Racing used to win the 2010 America's Cup in a one-off regatta against Alinghi of Switzerland's giant catamaran. M&M also drafted the design rules for the 72-foot catamarans used in the 2013 America's Cup, which ushered in foiling in sailing's marquee regatta. Findlay won a total of four Olympic medals in sailing and rowing and was an America's Cup winner.

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T hirty-odd years ago, British Esquire compared America’s Cup sailing to Formula 1 racing. According to our counterparts across the pond, it wasn’t only water that separated the two sports; it was also sailing’s lack of speed, excitement, and sex appeal. That was not entirely wrong. Back then, much of sail racing involved waiting for small puffs of wind to move multimillion-dollar boats above walking pace. As an exclusive sport, it left many cold. But just over a decade ago, something nearly miraculous happened.

With the advent of foiling in 2012, racing yachts gained the seemingly gravity-defying ability to rise above the surface of the water and into the air. The boats ride on thin struts called foiling arms that create lift in the water, much like an airplane wing does in the sky. Instead of chugging through the waves, these boats could suddenly fly over them. The drag of the water on the hull was reduced to almost nothing, and boat speeds rose exponentially. Sailing teams harnessed this new technology to find the perfect balance of wind and machine. Nowhere was the new technology more advanced than in the hotly contested—and hugely well-funded—America’s Cup, the oldest competitive trophy in sport.

When all is in harmony, it’s quite spectacular to watch; top speeds regularly reach nearly 60 miles per hour. This may not seem fast relative to other sports, but imagine an eight-story building passing you doing 60.

When the balance is off, the results can be even more spectacular—and occasionally disastrous. This knife-edge, thrills-and-spills combination makes for great TV. Think of it as being like Formula 1 (there’s that comparison again), with all the excitement but now the added risk of drowning. Even Ferrari announced in January its intention to get into competitive yacht racing. And for the next iteration of the America’s Cup, the 37th, big fashion is in on the game, too.

Following a seven-year-long hiatus, the biggest fashion brand in the world, Louis Vuitton, is reentering the sport. As with any successful sporting event these days, there’s plenty of top-notch merch. The maison has created a Louis Vuitton Cup capsule collection, a high-fashion take on nautical style, set to hit stores in mid-July.

Then there’s Prada, which has been connected to the America’s Cup since the ’90s. The Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli crew are kitted out in a silver-gray collaboration with Woolmark that matches the colors of their yacht, AC75, which none other than Miuccia Prada christened recently. The gear looks suitably high-tech but is, in fact, made largely from merino wool, known for its water resistance, breathability, and natural stretch. A commercial interpretation of these technical garments will be available down the line.

Belstaff, which celebrates its centenary this year, is a sponsor of Sir Ben Ainslie’s INEOS Britannia team. Ainslie is the most successful sailor in Olympic history. To mark the occasion, the British brand has created a futuristic, performance-heavy capsule­, the Belstaff Challenger Collection, available in stores in mid-June.

Timing is everything in the America’s Cup, and watches have long been closely involved with the competition as both team and overall sponsors. Omega is the official timekeeper of the America’s Cup in 2024 and also sponsors the Emirates Team New Zealand. Tudor is on board with Alinghi Red Bull Racing, the Swiss challenger, which has won the cup twice, in 2003 and 2007. The Italian maker Panerai is, logically enough, the watch sponsor of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli and in April launched a whole family of watches inspired by the team as part of its beefy Submersible line.

The America’s Cup has been the graveyard of personal fortunes and national pride since the first race in 1851. That year, 15 yachts of the Royal Yacht Squadron raced against a single adversary, the New York Yacht Club’s 93-foot schooner America, around the Isle of Wight in the English Channel with Queen Victoria looking on. America won. Ever since, the trophy has been known as the America’s Cup, the word America denoting the ship rather than the country. It has been won by other countries just seven times. From 1851 to 1980, the United States fended off all comers.

But new technology on the water is shaking up the rankings and making the America’s Cup more competitive than ever, while cutting-edge digital coverage on TV is making it more compelling—and easier to watch, too. Of course, there’s no substitute for being there. The excitement kicks off on August 22 in Barcelona and runs all the way until the final race in October. But if you can’t be there to drink in the carnival atmosphere, the racing will be live streamed on the official America’s Cup site as well as a bunch of sports channels.

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  1. THE BOATS: AC75, AC40 & LEQ12

    The Teams of the 37th America's Cup. THE BOATS: AC75, AC40 & LEQ12. Although foiling feels like a recent revolution to take the world of watersports by storm, it has been at the heart of America's Cup racing for over 10 years. It was August 2012 when the sailing world was turned upside down by a 72-foot catamaran flying in the Hauraki Gulf.

  2. America's Cup boats: How they work and why they're unique

    The America's Cup boats to be used on the 2021 edition of the event are unlike anything we have seen before. They might be officially sailing craft but they behave in some remarkable ways. The ...

  3. 37th America's Cup

    The Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup taking place between 22nd August and 27th October 2024 in Barcelona

  4. Everything you need to know about the 37th America's Cup

    The America's Cup will be held in 2024 in Barcelona. Racing in the 37th America's Cup Match itself, which is a best of 13 (first to seven) format will start on Saturday 12th October 2024 and ...

  5. THE TECHNOLOGY

    It was August 2012 when the sailing world was turned upside down by a 72- foot catamaran flying in the Hauraki Gulf. Emirates Team New Zealand had brought foils to the America's Cup, changing the face of top-level yacht racing forever. Six years later, in 2018, the publication of the AC75 Class Rule marked the beginning of a new sailing era.

  6. Everything you need to know about the 37th America's Cup

    The Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup racecourse stretches about 1.7 nautical miles (approximately 3 kilometers) long and 0.5 to 0.8 nautical miles (0.9 to 1.5 kilometers) wide, with boundaries on all sides. The course follows a windward-leeward design, oriented directly into and away from the wind.

  7. Watch: The Design Secrets of Alinghi Red Bull Racing's America's Cup boat

    As the sailing world eagerly counts down to the 37th America's Cup, the spotlight in recent months has been on the cutting-edge foiling AC75s, which teams have been launching. With under 100 ...

  8. America's Cup

    The America's Cup is a sailing competition and the oldest international competition still operating in any sport. America's Cup match races are held between two sailing yachts: one from the yacht club that currently holds the trophy (known as the defender) and the other from the yacht club that is challenging for the cup (the challenger).

  9. America's Cup Racing Schedule Now Firm

    America's Cup 37 Regatta Dates. Preliminary Regatta: August 22 to 25. Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robins: August 29 to September 8. Louis Vuitton Cup Semi Finals: September 14 to 19. Louis Vuitton ...

  10. America's Cup Guide

    The 36th America's Cup Match Presented by Prada, in Auckland, March 2021, will feature the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand sailing against the sole challenger to emerge from the proceeding ...

  11. The America's Cup: Everything you need to know about the sailing

    It is a winner-takes-all format. The America's Cup is famously a race in which, as Queen Victoria was informed during the first contest in 1851, "there is no second.". The America's Cup is a magnet for the world's most talented sailors, including BOAT columnist Sir Ben Ainslie. Image courtesy of Tom Jamieson.

  12. 37th America's Cup: Just 100 Days Until the Start

    37th America's Cup: How to Watch. The Official Race Village will be located along the Moll de la Fusta and will offer free entry. It will serve as the central hub for fans wanting to engage with the sailors before and after races, featuring presentations on the main stage amidst the unique ambiance of the Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup.

  13. America's Cup

    America's Cup, one of the oldest and best-known trophies in international sailing yacht competition.It was first offered as the Hundred Guinea Cup on August 20, 1851, by the Royal Yacht Squadron of Great Britain for a race around the Isle of Wight.The cup was won by the America, a 100-foot (30-metre) schooner from New York City, and subsequently became known as the America's Cup.

  14. Latest America's Cup boats explained

    After months of speculation as to what the next wave of America's Cup boats would look like, we now know as all three Challengers have wheeled their latest c...

  15. USA reveals core team for America's Cup

    New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. sailing team challenging for the 37th America's Cup, confirmed the initial core sailing team roster: Tom

  16. America's Cup: Swiss break mast >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News: Providing

    major sailing news, commentary, ... 2024 America's Cup October 12-21: 37th Match (Best of 13) Additionally, 12 teams will compete in the 2024 Youth & Women's America's Cup.

  17. America's Cup: Captivated by history >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

    The entry period opened December 1, 2021 and runs until July 31, 2022, but late entries for the 37th America's Cup may be accepted until May 31, 2023. The Defender was to announce the Match ...

  18. AI-powered 'flying boat' to soar at 60 mph to fight for America's Cup

    Unlike other sailing competitions, the America's Cup is a competition between sailing clubs rather than specific yachts, sailors, or crew. ... the AC75 class of yachts that competed at last year ...

  19. PRELIMINARY REGATTAS

    The journey to the Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup Barcelona begins with the Preliminary Regattas that will serve as warm-up races ahead of the Louis Vuitton Cup (Challenger Selection Series). The first preliminary regatta was held in Vilanova i La Geltrú from 14th to 17th September 2023. The teams then headed to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for ...

  20. Melvin, Findlay and Burnham head the National Sailing Hall of ...

    M&M also drafted the design rules for the 72-foot catamarans used in the 2013 America's Cup, which ushered in foiling in sailing's marquee regatta. M&M designed the Nacra 17 catamaran that ...

  21. Official Sailing Simulation Game of The America'S Cup

    RACE IN THE WORD'S MOST REALISTIC SAILING SIMULATOR. Get ready to experience the ultimate sailing simulation game with AC Sailing! Race in real-world locations like Barcelona, using the authentic liveries of America's Cup AC40 class yachts. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a beginner, AC Sailing is the game for you!

  22. Melvin, Findlay and Burnham head the National Sailing Hall of ...

    M&M also drafted the design rules for the 72-foot catamarans used in the 2013 America's Cup, which ushered in foiling in sailing's marquee regatta. M&M designed the Nacra 17 catamaran that debuted ...

  23. How America's Cup Sailing Became a Men's Fashion Destination

    The America's Cup has been the graveyard of personal fortunes and national pride since the first race in 1851. That year, 15 yachts of the Royal Yacht Squadron raced against a single adversary ...

  24. Americas Cup Influencer Interview: Terry Hutchinson, American ...

    American Magic's Skipper/President of Sailing Operations Terry Hutchinson . American Magic. American Magic's Terry Hutchinson has won a lot of boat races.In fact, he's won 16 world ...

  25. Louis Vuitton 37th America'S Cup Barcelona

    Welcome to the Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup taking place between August and October 2024 in the beating heart of beautiful Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia and one of the most visited cities on planet Earth. Situated around Port Vell and along the beach to Port Olímpic, the sailing world has made Barcelona their home for what promises ...

  26. Elektrostal

    In 1938, it was granted town status. [citation needed]Administrative and municipal status. Within the framework of administrative divisions, it is incorporated as Elektrostal City Under Oblast Jurisdiction—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, Elektrostal City Under Oblast Jurisdiction is incorporated as Elektrostal Urban Okrug.

  27. Melvin, Findlay and Burnham head the National Sailing Hall of Fame's

    M&M also drafted the design rules for the 72-foot catamarans used in the 2013 America's Cup, which ushered in foiling in sailing's marquee regatta. ... Findlay won a total of four Olympic medals ...

  28. THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Elektrostal

    Things to Do in Elektrostal. 1. Electrostal History and Art Museum. 2. Statue of Lenin. 3. Park of Culture and Leisure. 4. Museum and Exhibition Center.

  29. How Sailing Became Stirring, Stylish—and Straight-Up Sexy

    Omega is the official timekeeper of the America's Cup in 2024 and also sponsors the Emirates Team New Zealand. Tudor is on board with Alinghi Red Bull Racing, the Swiss challenger, which has won ...

  30. Elektrostal Map

    Elektrostal is a city in Moscow Oblast, Russia, located 58 kilometers east of Moscow. Elektrostal has about 158,000 residents. Mapcarta, the open map.