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America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities By Sail-World, , 5:49 AM Wed 9 Jul 2014
Two potential host cities for the 35th America's Cup have been shortlisted. Two cities have now been cut from the original list of four. A final decision is now to be made by the end of the year, instead of the end of September as originally indicated. ...[more]

America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base By Sail-World, , 7:05 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014
Max Sirena, skipper of Luna Rossa, was very satisfied with the performance of the the team's foiling AC45 catamaran and said: 'What we experienced today is a great start; with wind between 8 and 15 knots we foiled both upwind and downwind and maintained an average speed that we wouldn’t have expected on the second day of sailing. ...[more]

America's Cup: Dean Barker interviewed on the current state of the Cup By Ludovic Sorlot, , 8:50 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014
On the occasion of the Europe Class A Championship organized by the Cercle de Bordeaux sailing on Lake Carcans-Maubuisson CupLegends.com caught up with Dean Barker who answered Ludovic Sorlot's questions. Beaten after an incredible return of American during the last America's Cup, we asked him how he felt after this terrible defeat. ...[more]

America's Cup: Luna Rossa starts development program in AC45s today By Luna Rossa Media, , 11:15 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014
L The 'new' Luna Rossa Piranha has undergone some major changes foreseen by the Protocol of the 35th America’s Cup that now allows the modification of any component of the AC45 catamarans – used in past editions of the America’s Cup World Series – except for the shape of the hulls. ...[more]

Ainslie Racing gets big Government funding boost for Portsmouth base By Ben Ainslie Racing, , 10:03 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014
New base for Ben Ainslie Racing has the potential to bring significant economic and sporting benefits to the UK, particularly for Portsmouth and the wider Solent area. A recent report on Team New Zealand suggested that the NZ component of its 2010-2013 campaign in Auckland created 1,000 jobs and brought an $88million boost to the local economy. ...[more]

America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ confident to mount Cup Challenge By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:35 PM Wed 25 Jun 2014
Emirates Team New Zealand chairman Dr Keith Turner has announced that the team has now reached the point where it has the confidence to mount a challenge for the 35th America’s Cup. He says the team has secured sufficient private and sponsorship funding to proceed to the next stage without needing Government funding during this period. ...[more]

America's Cup: Artemis Racing expresses concern over Protocol aspects By Sail-World, , 10:35 AM Wed 25 Jun 2014
Former Challenger of Record for the America's Cup, Artemis Racing (SWE) has expressed some reservations about key aspects of the Protocol, announced in early June, for the 35th America's Cup. Their concerns cover the elimination of San Francisco as the Match venue; the costs of dual venues; and the elimination of teams being eliminated early along with issues already raised by others. ...[more]

America's Cup: Butterworth - 'I just thought that I could help.' By Sail-World and TV3, , 10:20 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014
Four times America's Cup winner, Brad Butterworth appeared in a prime time news show interview in New Zealand to explain why he wanted to rejoin Team New Zealand. Over the weekend it was disclosed that Butterworth had written to the new Board of Team New Zealand, offering to help in whatever way he could. ...[more]

America's Cup: Coutts takes media to task over Protocol inaccuracies By Russell Coutts and Sail-World, , 6:53 AM Sun 22 Jun 2014
Writing on his Facebook page, Oracle Team USA CEO, Russell Coutts, has picked up several comments made in a recent story published in the New Zealand Herald over aspects of a story criticizing the 35th America's Cup Protocol. Coutts wrote: I have even taken the time to write a letter to the Editor, in the hope they would correct the facts. After two days, no luck… a pity. ...[more]

America's Cup: Director and backer says that Team NZ have the funds By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:36 PM Sat 21 Jun 2014
Sir Stephen Tindall, a member of the new Board of Team Zealand told Newstalk ZB on Saturday, that the team had the funds for another six months, without further Government support. 'We were facing closure a week ago,' said Tindall. 'But some of us have put out hand on our pockets, and we now have enough money to get us through to the end of the year.' ...[more]

America's Cup: Barker and Burling to compete in different multihulls By ETNZblog.com, , 7:47 PM Thu 19 Jun 2014
Emirates Team New Zealand will be racing in two regattas in Europe next week: the single-handed A Class European championships in France and the fourth round of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series in Russia. Dean Barker and Glenn Ashby are on their way to France to compete in the A Class catamaran European championships. ...[more]

America's Cup: Coutts repeats offer of second AC62 for Challengers By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:46 AM Thu 19 Jun 2014
Oracle Team USA CEO, Russell Coutts, has repeated the offer of a second AC62 for the Challengers in the 35th America's Cup, removing a major criticism of the Protocol surrounding the event. Coutts' offer followed a comment made by Oracle Team USA skipper, Jimmy Spithill in the course of a radio interview broadcast a week ago in NZ. ...[more]

America's Cup: Emirates confirm discussions over Team NZ naming rights By Richard Gladwell, , 6:16 AM Wed 18 Jun 2014
Team New Zealand have confirmed reports appearing in several New Zealand media on Tuesday that Emirates Airlines are working closely with the team to renew their naming rights sponsorship. A news report on TV3 on Tuesday claimed that a trigger point for the airline, which has been a long-time sponsor of the team, was the exposure they received from the visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ...[more]

America's Cup: Can the Venue be other than the waters of the Defender? By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:45 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014
With the America's Cup venue now being bid to ports other than that of the Defending club, some wonder whether this practice is within the spirit, if not the letter, of the Deed of Gift which governs the 162 year old trophy. The issue was raised in 1988 when the San Diego YC was looking at Defence options against the Mercury Bay Boating Club's 'Big Boat' Challenge ...[more]

Gladwell's Line: Media crunch in the America's Cup By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 6:20 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014
The America's Cup has dominated the sporting and general media, in New Zealand at least, for the past week, polarising fans and others. Team New Zealand scored an own goal, with a media conference at its base in the Viaduct harbour, Auckland, last Friday, Black Friday, which resulted in a lot of skewed and sensational reporting. ...[more]

America's Cup: Team New Zealand gets more traction than the All Blacks By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:18 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014
The pulling power of the Team New Zealand brand was demonstrated once again on Sunday, with a story on the America's Cup team taking the lead spot on the front page of a major Sunday newspaper. What was even more powerful was that the story about the team's much reported media conference on Friday afternoon, was up against a controversial win by the All Blacks over the touring English Rugby tea ...[more]

Who would have guessed the Kiwis like the AC 2017 Protocol? By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, , 6:21 AM Mon 16 Jun 2014
Its easy to be cynical but you'd have to wonder if the Kiwi explosive reaction to the release of the protocol has just been a ploy to show potential sponsors that ETNZ can command mainstream media attention ahead of their sponsorship drive. They pulled in $6,000,000 in sponsorship this week alone so all the headlines can't have hurt them. ...[more]

America's Cup: Shoebridge responds to Oracle obsession with Kiwi team By NewstalkZB and Sail-World, , 10:01 PM Sat 14 Jun 2014
Emirates Team NZ Chief Operating Officer Kevin Shoebridge told Newstalk ZB's Tony Veitch the syndicate has always been open about the fact it would struggle this year. Later in the interview he covered the attacks that have been made on Team NZ by Oracle's Jimmy Spithill, describing him as having an unhealthy obsession with the team and its management. ...[more]

America's Cup: Team NZ fine with two venues despite cost + Video By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:02 PM Sat 14 Jun 2014
Emirates Team NZ CEO, Grant Dalton is receptive to the concept of having to sail the America's Cup Selection Series at two venues, despite the additional costs. After the team's media conference on Friday, Dalton was asked if he would rather have all the Challengers sailing at the Match venue instead of the split venues, as proposed by the new Protocol - if there are more than four Challengers ...[more]

NZL Sailing Team: Only one race sailed on another light air day By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 9:30 AM Sat 14 Jun 2014
It was another tough day for the race committee and sailors in the 2014 European Laser Standard and Laser Radial Championships, on now in Split, Croatia where just one race was completed by the gold fleets on the penultimate day of the regatta. ...[more]

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