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SoftBank Team Japan Donate Foil Fest Winnings

SoftBank Team Japan Donate Foil Fest Winnings

The Reading Clinic and Centre Against Abuse were selected by America’s Cup Challenger SoftBank Team Japan as the local charities to receive the prize money from Foil Fest. SoftBank Team Japan, Artemis Racing and Oracle Team USA donated a combined $12,500 with the Foil Fest winners choosing where to donate the funds. The teams raced in three “drag... Read more of this article

Substitute Race Scored In Chicago, Japan Win

Substitute Race Scored In Chicago, Japan Win

[Updated with video] With the winds being less than cooperative today [June 11] in Chicago, America’s Cup officials took the ‘substitute race’, which was sailed on Friday, and scored it as Race One of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago. That victory went to SoftBank Team Japan who now have Friday’s “substitute race”... Read more of this article

America’s Cup Racing To Be Held In Japan

America’s Cup Racing To Be Held In Japan

America’s Cup racing is coming to Asia for the first time in the 165-year history of the event. The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is scheduled to bring exciting, fast, unpredictable America’s Cup racing to Fukuoka, the fifth largest city in Japan, from November 18-20, 2016. “This is an incredible opportunity to showcase this compelling... Read more of this article

Logic Selected As Softbank Team Japan Supplier

Logic Selected As Softbank Team Japan Supplier

Logic today [May 25] announced it has been selected as Official Supplier to SoftBank Team Japan. The team members have moved to Bermuda and established a team base at Royal Naval Dockyard in preparation for the 35th America’s Cup to be held in Bermuda in June 2017. Logic will provide dedicated off-island bandwidth that is supported by a diverse back-up,... Read more of this article

Bermudian Visits Japan In America’s Cup Role

Bermudian Visits Japan In America’s Cup Role

As part of her role as personal assistant to America’s Cup legend and SoftBank Team Japan Skipper and CEO Dean Barker, Patrice Phillips recently travelled to Japan with the team for crew selection trials and to meet with sponsors, with the Bermudian saying she is “extremely lucky and grateful” to hold the position. With SoftBank Team Japan’s... Read more of this article

Japanese Team Officially Opens Bermuda Base

Japanese Team Officially Opens Bermuda Base

SoftBank Team Japan, together with a crowd of over 500 dignitaries, friends, and family members, celebrated the completion of the team’s new Bermuda base with a traditional “roof wetting ceremony” performed by Premier Michael Dunkley. The official opening of the facility caps a 5-month construction program along the Dockyards waterfront and marks... Read more of this article

Yoshida Bolsters SoftBank Team Japan Ranks

Yoshida Bolsters SoftBank Team Japan Ranks

Japanese sailor Yugo Yoshida joined SoftBank Team Japan at Louis Vuitton World Series New York this week as a reserve crewmember experiencing his first taste of America’s Cup competition. While not on the sailing roster for the racing this weekend, Yoshida participated in practice on Thursday – part of the next phase of his development with the... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Safety First’ For Bermudian AC Diver

Video: ‘Safety First’ For Bermudian AC Diver

When a SoftBank Team Japan crew member accidentally went overboard during a practice session last week, Bermudian Sam Bennett’s position as safety diver for the team came into sharp focus. In his role Mr Bennett — a PADI master scuba diver trainer — has helped create safety procedures for the team that are specific to Bermuda. In this... Read more of this article

Video: SoftBank Team Japan Testing AC45S

Video: SoftBank Team Japan Testing AC45S

SoftBank Team Japan recently headed out on the Great Sound in order to test their AC45S, capturing the action on video beneath a sunny sky. SoftBank Team Japan is the Japanese challenger for the 35th America’s Cup. Led by Skipper Dean Barker, SoftBank Team Japan is made up of expert sailors, boat builders, and support crew from around the world.... Read more of this article

Video: Man Overboard For SoftBank Team Japan

Video: Man Overboard For SoftBank Team Japan

SoftBank Team Japan put their man overboard skills into action recently after an unplanned swim in the Great Sound, capturing the events on video and sharing the results online, noting that “all crew are safe and accounted for.” SoftBank Team Japan is the Japanese challenger for the 35th America’s Cup. Led by Skipper Dean Barker, SoftBank... Read more of this article

Argus Named SoftBank Team Healthcare Partner

Argus Named SoftBank Team Healthcare Partner

The Argus Group today [April 5] announced its appointment as the worldwide Official Healthcare Partner of SoftBank Team Japan leading up to and during the 35th America’s Cup. As the Official Healthcare Partner of SoftBank Team Japan, Argus will support the team through both healthcare coverage and access to its healthcare resources. Dean Barker, Chief... Read more of this article

America’s Cup Teams Post 360 Degree Videos

America’s Cup Teams Post 360 Degree Videos

Teams set to compete at the upcoming America’s Cup are experimenting with the trend of offering 360 degree video on YouTube, with both Oracle Team USA and SoftBank Team Japan releasing videos highlighting their training efforts. The video from Oracle Team USA gives viewers a 360 degree view of the team’s workout area, with the sailors utilizing... Read more of this article

Barker: “We Can Compete For The Podium”

Barker: “We Can Compete For The Podium”

Softbank Team Japan skipper Dean Barker [pictured] has his sights set on the podium for the 2016 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series regattas. Currently, the team sits in fifth place following the first three events. But they are just 5 points back of Artemis Racing and 9 points off the podium. Both deficits could be made up with a good result... Read more of this article