America's Cup

Having run out of room to put their America's Cup win in Bermuda on the Auld Mug, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are having a silver band on the trophy re-modelled to fit their victories on.

Despite 21 past British challenges, 167 years has passed and Britain has still not won the trophy.

Interest continues from other potential challengers around the world who have until 30 November 2018 to enter.

The two chunks of buckled silver are leftovers from the three-month repair work done by London jewellers Garrard & Co after the America's Cup was damaged in a hammer attack by protester Benjamin Nathan at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in 1997.

Regattas are tipped for Sydney, Europe, Bermuda and San Francisco with the series starting later this year or early next year.

The material damage didn't affect Team France's equipment as this is now stored at their sports activity premises rather than in this base.

Sardinia Challenge will be headed by Renato Azzara, the founder of Sardinia Yacht Services, while the racing team will be headed by Duccio Colombi.

Kevin Shoebridge says the decision to have their own building facility was about "having control over what we do".

Christian Loken and Petter Morland Pedersen believe the land of vikings has the technology and expertise to have a decent crack at the Auld Mug.

Construction of the team bases is due to begin later this year once the council gets resource consent.

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South Australian David Tillett has been appointed Chairman of the Arbitration Panel.

The British Olympic Association has stood firm over its trademarked "Team GB" name.

"I know people will say women can join America's Cup teams as designers, engineers and sailmakers - and they do. But there needs to be a specific position for a woman sailor on the boat."