America's Cup

The joint Royal Netherlands Yacht Club Muiden and Royal Maas Yacht Club challenge comes from one of the world’s most famous maritime nations.

Stars & Stripes Team USA has already started building their AC75 race yacht in Michigan, a build process that was accelerated by a design and technology package purchased from Emirates Team New Zealand.

Former America's Cup skipper Chris Dickson said the council was trying to regulate the ocean and it was not on.

The Team Principal of the Malta Altus Challenge is Pasquale Cataldi, an Italian born businessman who is based in Malta.

"They've been doing tests on them and several have been breaking, meaning they just cannot cope with the loads."

Some of the entries are likely to be invalid, something which will be determined through a vetting process which will begin immediately.

The Prada Cup will commence in January 2021 in Auckland and see the Challenger teams race in a round robin format to determine who will line up against the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, in the quest for the America's Cup.

The team are forging ahead with their design and build without having a scaled down test boat on the water like Team INEOS UK and the New York Yacht Club's American Magic syndicate.

Long term leases cost upwards of $400,000 and the problem is getting worse as ETNZ has taken over the majority of Hobson West Marina.

The British and American test boats have noticeable differences. The Brits have used an open deck layout while the Americans have opted for a cockpit approach with separate areas for the helmsmen and crew on both sides of the boat.

The finished yacht, which will be modified to allow it to race in the J Class fleet, will be unveiled at the 2021 America’s Cup in New Zealand.

The skipper of Courageous says in a TV interview that he's been diagnosed with a progressive brain disorder that leaves him forgetful and exhausted

Australian Nathan Outteridge has been reportedly offered $1m to skipper in the next America’s Cup.

Former ETNZ director, Tina Symmans, will chair a newly formed separate company to run the America’s Cup in Auckland in 2021.

Two Australians were among the inductees at Cowes, with Ken McAlpine also being recognised for his many years of work as a measurer and class rule expert.