America's Cup


Luna Rossa recruit sailing legend Brad Butterworth for America's Cup

He's who’s won the Auld Mug a record four times, but won’t be anywhere near the boat this time.


Superyacht owners should be given exemptions to arrive for America's Cup, marine industry says

Superyacht owners appear to be shying away from visiting New Zealand for the America's Cup, with berth bookings being cancelled.


America's Cup rivals welcome second-generation yacht to Auckland, name it Patriot

American Magic will aim to claim the Auld Mug in Patriot next year but will wait six weeks before testing it out.

One of world's largest cargo planes lands in Auckland, with America's Cup challenger boat inside

The four-engine AN-124 is the smaller variant of the six-engine Antonov AN-225 Mriya.


Youth America's Cup called off after international teams denied border exemptions

The cancellation is a blow for the sport and also the marine industry.

America's Cup: The lawyers have the power

A panel of three lawyers has the power to make or break an America's Cup syndicate's campaign.


Dean Barker taking 'tough to swallow' lessons of failed campaigns into next America's Cup challenge

Barker once tried to win back the Auld Mug for NZ but now he's looking to take it away with American Magic.

Investigation clears Team NZ of any misuse of public funds

A report by forensic accountants has found no evidence of “financial impropriety of any nature”.


Blair Tuke and Peter Burling now chief executives of a new professional Kiwi sailing team

“How do they do it? America's Cup, SailGP, Olympics," Sir Russell Coutts mused.


Team NZ trade blue seas for green screens as sailors have a bit of fun at promo shoot

The crew shot content for upcoming live TV coverage which will be used from December.


America's Cup: Dean Barker’s American Magic begin training on Waitematā Harbour

The team haven’t sailed in nearly five months since moving their base from the US.


Team NZ's US rivals take in Wynyard Wharf's views after managed-isolation release

American Magic CEO and skipper Terry Hutchinson is out of quarantine and ready to begin his campaign.


Government freezes America's Cup funding amid investigation into financial mismanagement

"This will be revisited pending the outcome of the process," an MBIE official said.


Team NZ’s use of public money being investigated, but Grant Dalton says they fell victim to hackers

A leaked letter shows serious questions are being asked about the syndicate's ability to deliver after $250 million of funding for the event.


Power wielded by Team NZ CEO Grant Dalton under scrutiny amid MBIE investigation

Sources tell 1 NEWS they aren't surprised by this sort of blow-up over concerns about Team NZ’s governance.


Matty McLean gets America's Cup grinding tutorial from Blair Tuke

The Team NZ sailor put the Breakfast weatherman through his paces this morning.


Dean Barker out of isolation as American Magic become first America’s Cup challenger on NZ soil

Barker is the helmsman on the team's boat, Defiant, which touched the water today.


Consultancy firm helping with America’s Cup fired after Team NZ accuse it of leaking info

The alleged informants are also accused of leaking information to a government department.


First America's Cup challenger boat arrives in Auckland

American Magic's test AC75, named Defiant, has arrived on board a container ship.


Three years to the day: Peter Burling reflects on Team NZ’s historic America’s Cup win

It’s been exactly three years since Burling and the team reclaimed the Auld Mug.


Team NZ working round the clock to finish their race boat, Te Aihe

The sailing team led by Peter Burling is also heavily invested in the design process.


American and British America’a Cup challengers could be in NZ as soon as next week

1 NEWS understands Luna Rosa are talking with officials and an application will be in soon from them.


Relief as easing of border restrictions allows America's Cup challengers, others into NZ

International students, however, were not among the lucky ones today.


Two America's Cup challengers cleared to enter New Zealand

The Government has confirmed American Magic and INEOS Team UK can enter the country to prepare for the 2021 regatta.


Concerns America’s Cup could be moved or postponed over visa exemption delay

1 NEWS understands the American ambassador has been involved as frustration from teams builds.


America's Cup challengers remain hopeful they'll be here in weeks despite border closure

New images from Florida show American Magic's boat being loaded on to a ship bound for Auckland.


'It's catastrophic for us' - America's Cup challengers vent over NZ border ban

Border restrictions have seen challengers American Magic and Ineos Team UK shut out.

America's Cup challengers frustrated with NZ Govt as Covid-19 holds up entering country

A lack of clarity on whether or not team members can get into NZ is causing concern in the US and UK.

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