Team New Zealand have confirmed that the 2021 defence of the America's Cup will be sailed with monohull yachts.
Earlier today, Luna Rossa boss Patrizio Bertelli said the prestigious sailing regatta is moving away from catamarans like the ones used this year to head back to the single-hull boats, although foils would still be included.
In a statement, Team New Zealand confirmed the news.
"Emirates Team New Zealand have been consulting with a number of potential challengers and there is an overall desire to have a spectacular monohull yacht that will be exciting to match race, but also one that the public and sailors can relate to as a sail boat that really challenges a full crew of professional yachtsman around the race track," the statement read.
"Currently there are a team of designers, lead by Emirates Team New Zealand Design Coordinator Dan Bernasconi working on various exciting monohull concepts which will eventually help shape the AC36 Class Rule."
Further details of the 2021 America's Cup defence in Auckland will be revealed later this month.