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Video: Collision During 6th America’s Cup Race

Video: Collision During 6th America’s Cup Race

A collision occurred between Land Rover BAR and SoftBank Team Japan in the 6th race at the America’s Cup this afternoon [May 27], resulting in a penalty being given to the British team.In describing the incident, Softbank Team Japan said, “With 25 seconds to go on the start clock, SoftBank Team Japan Skipper Dean Barker took advantage... Read more of this article

Photos, Videos & Report: America’s Cup Day #1

Photos, Videos & Report: America’s Cup Day #1

[Updated with videos] The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup got underway today [May 27] with six races taking place. The first race saw Team Oracle USA defeat France, the second race saw Sweden’s Team Artemis defeat Softbank Team Japan, while the third race saw new Zealand record a victory over France. The fourth race of the day saw the British... Read more of this article

Time Lapse Video: Making Of The AC Village

Time Lapse Video: Making Of The AC Village

A time-lapse video allows a look at the transformation of the site in Dockyard to create the America’s Cup Village, a process which took some two years. The building project began back in November 2015, and the construction process was Bermuda’s largest land reclamation project since World War II.Here are some of the numbers the ACEA provided... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: AC Teams Continue To Practice

Photos/Video: AC Teams Continue To Practice

With the 35th America’s Cup set to get underway tomorrow [May 27] following a postponement due to weather, all six teams have recently stepped up their sailing practice in order to be prepared for the competition to come.Defending champion Oracle Team USA, along with Artemis Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand, Land Rover BAR, Groupama Team France,... Read more of this article

Video: A Closer Look At The AC50 Yacht

Video: A Closer Look At The AC50 Yacht

The finals of the 35th America’s Cup are set to start soon, with the teams racing on super high-tech catamarans with the most innovative technology on board. In order to help fans better understand the watercraft involved in the competition, Tom Slingsby, tactician and helmsman with Oracle Team USA, took the time to break down their specifics... Read more of this article

Video: ‘First Look’ At America’s Cup Village

Video: ‘First Look’ At America’s Cup Village

With the America’s Cup set to get underway this coming Friday, the organisers released a video offering a ‘first look’ at the America’s Cup Village, where thousands of fans are expected to gather to watch the action and enjoy the entertainment. “The America’s Cup Village is based in Bermuda’s historic Royal Naval Dockyard... Read more of this article

Video: Land Rover Bar Crash Into Emirates Team

Video: Land Rover Bar Crash Into Emirates Team

The second practice race day in Bermuda, ended in a pre start collision when Land Rover BAR collided with Emirates Team New Zealand after they had been comprehensively shut out in last stages of the pre start sequence. Peter Burling on the helm of Emirates Team New Zealand had done a good job securing the favoured leeward end of the line and shutting... Read more of this article

Video: Getting To Know America’s Cup Boats

Video: Getting To Know America’s Cup Boats

The America’s Cup has always been a design and engineering competition as well as a sailing competition. The boats are built to a design rule, which specifies the tolerances and trade-offs. Designers and engineers express their talent to make the most advantageous trade-offs to develop the fastest boat. As a result, the America’s Cup has always... Read more of this article

Video: Oracle Team Capsizes, No Injuries

Video: Oracle Team Capsizes, No Injuries

America’s Cup defending champions Oracle Team USA capsized on Wednesday afternoon [May 10] during a practice session focused on pre-start maneuvers. The boat was righted within three minutes and there were no injuries to the crew or damage to the boat, the team said. Related StoriesVideo: Oracle Team USA Reflects On 2015 Video:... Read more of this article

Video: The History Of America’s Cup Foiling

Video: The History Of America’s Cup Foiling

Cutting-edge technology has been at the heart of the America’s Cup since its inception and this year’s sporting spectacle will be no different as teams go in search of any crucial advantage. “The biggest revolution has come in the shape of the boats themselves with controversial yet innovative changes in recent years transforming the very... Read more of this article

Video: Sustainability Is A Key Focus Of AC35

Video: Sustainability Is A Key Focus Of AC35

This week’s ‘Minute with Mikaela’ highlights the aims of the America’s Cup aims to ensure sustainability, saying that “all six teams sign a sustainability charter essentially agreeing to work together to implement the 10 points of the charter.” During the Minute, Mikaela Pearman said, “One of the key focuses for 35th America’s... Read more of this article

Video: AC Sailors Weigh In On Practice Racing

Video: AC Sailors Weigh In On Practice Racing

America’s Cup sailors Ben Ainslie, Jimmy Spithill, Glenn Ashby, Fuku Sofuku, Nathan Outteridge and Franck Cammas recently talked about practice racing. As Jimmy Spithill puts it, practice racing is the America’s Cup version of a “preseason’ where teams get to line up in a race environment and put their boats and sailors to the... Read more of this article

Video: Team NZ Launches AC Boat In Bermuda

Video: Team NZ Launches AC Boat In Bermuda

This weekend marked another milestone in the countdown to the America’s Cup, with Emirates Team New Zealand launching and sailing their ACC boat for the first time since arriving in Bermuda, meaning all six America’s Cup Class [ACC] boats that will be racing in the America’s Cup have sailed on Bermuda’s waters.The Kiwi boat has the unique... Read more of this article