America's Cup

Struggling America's Cup syndicate Stars + Stripes insist they are still in the game.

Gretel II was launched in Sydney on April 10 in 1970 for media magnate Sir Frank Packer, built by Bill Barnett to a design by Alan Payne. She was the last America’s Cup boat to be built of wood.

The event was scheduled to take place between June 4-7.

Like so many others, syndicates find themselves victims of a shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Panel decided that it does not have the power to postpone the ACWS Sardegna – Cagliari.

The ongoing issues with Coronavirus (COVID-19) have caused the RPAYC to postpone this and a host of other club events.

Along with other major events around the world, the Coronavirus has forced the postponement of the first America’s Cup World Series event.

It will be the first time the Auld Mug has been seen in Australia since the 30th anniversary of Australia winning the Cup back in September 1983.

The team at ETNZ are developing the 12 metre test boat, have boat two under construction and are about to head off to the ACWS regattas.

The America's Cup match starts on March 6, 2021 and the next 12 months will be a fascinating countdown in design and performance as the teams continue their hurried development with the radical foiling 75-foot monohulls.

With the initial entry period closing Saturday 29th February, the RNZYS can confirm that ten teams have already officially entered the event and it is shaping up to be a melting pot of global youth sailing talent.

As part of the agreement, the wind range for racing in the America’s Cup Match will be 6.5 to 23 knots.

Squawking, chip-stealing seagulls are under threat in New Zealand, with some colonies experiencing “unbelievable declines”, and others disappearing altogether over the past few decades.

Word has it that Luna Rossa has the better package, but one never knows until the teams come face-to-face.

This year marks the first occasion the four teams will compete against each other aboard their revolutionary foiling AC75 Class monohull yachts.

No team member was injured in the incident, with the mast, sails and rig immediately recovered by the sailors onboard with the help of the shore crew on the support ribs.