America's Cup

In updating the progress of Team New Zealand's defence campaign, Glenn Ashby revealed the exciting numbers being produced by the simulator work.

Ultimately, Ainslie expects costs to be too prohibitive for the late syndicates to join Luna Rossa, New York-based American Magic and Team UK in challenging Team New Zealand on home waters.

DutchSail joins Stars & Stripes and Malta Altus in trying to bolster the challenging fleet to six.

Kevin Shoebridge told Radio Sport that Glenn Ashby's "little x-box console" was all above the law.

"Ironically, in the last edition of the Cup in Bermuda, Team New Zealand had a mysterious device that helped the crew control foiling."

With the deadline for late entries passing on April 1, reports circulated that DutchSail, Malta Altus and Stars and Stripes Team USA had withdrawn their challenges.

A daily drain of toxins, plastics and sediments is degrading the Hauraki Gulf, a stretch of ocean from Auckland's Northland border to Waihi near Thames.

Jimmy Spithill has opened up on his decision to have another crack at the America's Cup, describing the new foiling monohull as "a praying mantis on steroids" that was irresistible.

Skipper and syndicate CEO Simeon Tienpont says the money won't be touched and will be repaid if they can't get past an April 1 deadline when they must pay part of their US$1m late entry fee.

Luna Rossa skipper Max Sirena revealed that Spithill was astonished with what was happening in front of him on the screen, declaring: "We'll s... ourselves".

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (Ateed) have estimated that a visit from just one superyacht contributes more than $1m to the economy but in many cases the return can exceed $5m.

American Magic confirmed this week that it is sailing "dry laps'' at its winter base in Florida, with the Mule's hull never touching the water as it flies on foils all the way around a course

The Challenger of Record confirms that in the spirit of collaboration and in the best interest of the event, they reached a settlement.

Despite a collaborative agreement between the Challenger of Record and the Defender, New York Yacht Club elected to continue to pursue the case.

Simone de Mari, who sailed with Luna Rossa in the 1997 and 2000 challenges, suffered a spinal injury after hitting the seabed while surfing.