America's Cup

ETNZ is crying "foul" because the ACEA changed the rules after they forgot to specify a two-boat testing period between teams.

The first day of racing will start at 5pm and be followed by an opening ceremony.

Data, HD video, images and audio are sent from the boat directly ashore to the 'Dell EMC Mission Control' room, removing the need for one chase boat.

The team will soon continue its two boat match racing programme against T2, the team’s second AC45 Turbo development boat, with Francesco Bruni at the helm.

There are two pools of six teams each and the top four from each pool will contest the finals.

“Magic Blue”, was christened today by Torbjörn Törnqvist's wife, Natalia, at a special celebration in Bermuda.

Monday marked the first sail for “17" and the team was on the water for four hours, completing a series of preliminary performance and safety tests.

"We have been foil tacking and foil gybing on day one which is probably unprecedented for a new boat going in the water."

The boat will participate in the International 12 Metre Class’s recently announced “Road to the Worlds” series that culminates in the 2019 12-Metre World Championship.

With Peter Burling steering and Glenn Ashby and Blair Tuke trimming, the "grunt" positions are still open as sailors become cyclists and cyclists try to become sailors.

The move away from the traditional arm work of the grinders to the more powerful option of leg work will be monitored closely by rivals.

The aircraft manufacturer realised it could take what it had learned from the America's Cup design work and feed it back into an A320 Sharklet redesign.

"Races that, in past America’s Cup events, took hours, will now be played out in around 22 minutes."

Over 15 designers and 50 boat-builders have contributed to the design and build of “17”, with more than 85,000 man-hours accumulated to date.

Nineteen yachts of between 27 and 52 metres long have entered.