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Video: SoftBank Team Japan Exits 35th AC

Video: SoftBank Team Japan Exits 35th AC

SoftBank Team Japan‘s challenge for the 35th America’s Cup ended, as the team fell to Swedish Challenger Artemis Racing in a thrilling semi-final matchup in Bermuda. A visibly moved Skipper and CEO Dean Barker addressed the press after the racing highlighting the achievements of the team he and General Manager, Kazuhiko Sofuku, assembled... Read more of this article

Go Behind Scenes With Virtual Reality AC Videos

Go Behind Scenes With Virtual Reality AC Videos

As the Official Healthcare Partner of SoftBank Team Japan – the Japanese Challenger for the America’s Cup –Argus is launching three virtual reality [VR] videos to give the community a behind the scenes look at SoftBank Team Japan as they prepare for the America’s Cup race. The VR videos were produced by UK-based Parable VR in partnership... Read more of this article

Team Japan Exhibits AC Yacht On Front Street

Team Japan Exhibits AC Yacht On Front Street

Locals and visitors to Bermuda can now get up-close to SoftBank Team Japan’s 45-foot foiling catamaran, right on Front Street in Hamilton. The AC45 yacht, used as a test boat for the team to try new systems and dagger board designs in the lead up to the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda, now has its hulls on display in the Number One carpark on Hamilton’s... Read more of this article

Connor Astwood Joins Softbank Team Japan

Connor Astwood Joins Softbank Team Japan

Connor Astwood has decided to rejoin SoftBank Team Japan ahead of the upcoming America’s Cup. His decision means he will not take part in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup with TeamBDA. Until January this year, when he began training full time with TeamBDA, Connor, who is Japanese-Bermudian, had held a full-time position with SoftBank Team Japan. “The... Read more of this article

Nagel Leaves TeamBDA, Joins SoftBank Team

Nagel Leaves TeamBDA, Joins SoftBank Team

Emily Nagel — who was a member of Bermuda’s Youth America’s Cup team — has left the team after being offered a full-time position with SoftBank Team Japan. Team Manager for TeamBDA Laura Cutler said, “This is such an amazing opportunity for Emily and the team completely understands and supports her decision. File photo of Emily... Read more of this article

Softbank Team Japan Launches AC Race Boat

Softbank Team Japan Launches AC Race Boat

[Updated with video] SoftBank Team Japan unveiled their brand new America’s Cup Class race yacht “Hikari” today in Dockyard, saying the next-generation boat is “designed to win the first ever America’s Cup for a Japanese flagged challenger.” Hikari, meaning “flash of light”, was selected from over 430 names submitted... Read more of this article

Team Japan Skipper: Practice Racing Is Valuable

Team Japan Skipper: Practice Racing Is Valuable

Blue skies and good winds set up another very useful day of practice racing on Bermuda’s Great Sound for the four teams already calling Bermuda home – Oracle Team USA, SoftBank Team Japan, Land Rover BAR and Artemis Racing. Dean Barker, SoftBank Team Japan’s CEO and Skipper talked about why practice racing is valuable, even five months out from... Read more of this article

Official Supplier: SoftBank Team Names Harken

Official Supplier: SoftBank Team Names Harken

SoftBank Team Japan has selected Harken as an Official Supplier of technical equipment to its campaign for the 35th America’s Cup. Harken is responsible for supplying winches, pedestals, blocks, and key hydraulic components to the syndicate. Dean Barker Skipper/CEO SoftBank Team Japan said, “Harken has been part of each of the Cup campaigns I’ve... Read more of this article

Photos: Argus Community Day At Sandys School

Photos: Argus Community Day At Sandys School

The Argus Group recently held their Argus Community Day that brought together Argus employees, SoftBank Team Japan and Sandys Secondary Middle School students and teachers to complete three projects funded by Argus, as part of the company’s community outreach. The first project saw the creation of a pergola that ultimately will serve as an outdoor... Read more of this article

Sail Designs Win Top Marks From Softbank CEO

Sail Designs Win Top Marks From Softbank CEO

Students at Saltus Grammar School were given top marks by the CEO of America’s Cup team, SoftBank Team Japan after coming up with new designs for sails. As part a graphic design project incorporating the America’s Cup theme, Design Technology Teacher Patrick Mahon asked S7 DT students to redesign the graphics for the AC45 sails. Students were told... Read more of this article

Special S.T.E.M. Programme At Sandys School

Special S.T.E.M. Programme At Sandys School

The Argus Group in partnership with SoftBank Team Japan announced the launch of a S.T.E.M. programme at Sandys Middle School that will complement the school’s new S.T.E.M. curriculum. S.T.E.M. stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and the new curriculum that Sandys Middle School introduced in September 2016 aims to teach the... Read more of this article

Video: SoftBank Team Japan’s Wing Breaks

Video: SoftBank Team Japan’s Wing Breaks

SoftBank Team Japan sailors are safe after a wing broke while sailing yesterday, with the moment caught on video from two different angles, showing the exact moment that the wing gave way. Following the incident, SoftBank Team Japan Skipper Dean Barker said, “We were pushing the boat hard today in 20-23 knots of wind. “We were doing an upwind run... Read more of this article

Team Japan Begin Construction Of New Boat

Team Japan Begin Construction Of New Boat

SoftBank Team Japan officially began construction of their new America’s Cup Class [AC50] yacht this week with the fabrication of two carbon fibre bow-sections at a Yamaha production facility in Gamagori, Japan. Once completed, the new yacht will be delivered to Bermuda in January 2017 where the team will begin testing it in preparation for the 35th... Read more of this article