America’s Cup: American Magic boss Terry Hutchinson on why Team New Zealand will struggle with Cup ‘challenges’

American Magic skipper and CEO Terry Hutchinson thinks a Deed of Gift challenge in the United Kingdom next year for the 37th America’s Cup would be a “massive step backwards” for the competition. It’s understood IneosTeam UK owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton are entertaining the idea of a Deed of Gift challenge on the

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America’s Cup 2021: Government’s $5 million pledge a ‘drop in the bucket’

The $5 million Government funding pledge for Team New Zealand has been described as a “drop in the bucket” of what would be needed to keep the America’s Cup holders together, and secure another defence in New Zealand. Minister Responsible for the America’s Cup Stuart Nash announced shortly after Wednesday’s successful defence that the Government would provide $5m initial funding

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America’s Cup 2021: Explained – Why Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa aren’t passing each other during racing

A course that could provide shifty wind conditions has been set for today’s racing in the America’s Cup match, providing hope that sailing fans could finally witness some in-race passing manoeuvres. However, Regatta Director Iain Murray says they shouldn’t hold their breath. After Sunday’s racing schedule was abandoned due to light winds, Auckland has been provided much more suitable conditions

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America’s Cup 2021: Phil Robertson – The biggest surprise from the first two races between Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa

OPINION: We’ve got a genuine America’s Cup match on our hands. After the first two races – on a day which threw up a few surprises – we’ve got two boats who are both capable of winning races. In the history of the America’s Cup this is actually quite rare. I don’t think Team New Zealand are in trouble. But

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America’s Cup 2021: Dylan Cleaver – The biggest question mark over Team New Zealand ahead of clash with Luna Rossa

OPINION: The last time the America’s Cup match was raced on the Waitematā Harbour, a lot of things broke. They included, spectacularly, a mast, some rigging and a spinnaker pole. Less obviously, but more significantly, a bond between the New Zealand public and the trophy that had become something close to an obsession was also severed. It was an ugly

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America’s Cup 2021: Team New Zealand’s Ray Davies reveals new elements on Te Rehutai

A narrower set of foils and potential ‘batwing’ mainsail won’t be the only new elements on Team New Zealand’s boat when they hit the water against Luna Rossa this week. The Kiwis will race the Italian challengers in the America’s Cup match in a bid to retain the Auld Mug, starting Wednesday. Having last raced in December’s World Series, Team

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America’s Cup 2021: Inside the greatest Cup comeback – the untold story of Team NZ’s heartbreak

In 2013 Team NZ lost arguably the most dramatic America’s Cup regatta in history. Michael Burgess talked to all the key players, for the incredible full story. Sport can be cruel. But that’s what makes it so compelling, and often the tragic losses and near misses last longer in the memory, even if we don’t want them to. Think of

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America’s Cup: Document reveals Team New Zealand’s world-wide pitch to cities to host next America’s Cup

A new host city for the next America’s Cup could be announced within months if Team New Zealand retain the Auld Mug, according to a pitch document sent to prospective venues. Days after the Herald on Sunday revealed the cup could leave Auckland even if it is successfully defended by Team New Zealand, the NZ Herald was sent a detailed

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America’s Cup 2021: Dean Barker reacts to American Magic’s Prada Cup defeat and his America’s Cup future

Dean Barker is taking a wait and see approach to his future in the America’s Cup, after the end of the American Magic campaign on Saturday. The New York based syndicate lost both races – the second after serious gear failure – to confirm a 4-0 Prada Cup semifinal defeat to Luna Rossa. Barker has been at the forefront of

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