Watch: Team NZ unveil America's Cup foiling monohull design for 2021 defence

Team New Zealand have unveiled the new boat design to be used for the next America's Cup.

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An illustration of the AC75 has been revealed this morning, showcasing a concept of how the high performance foiling monohull will look and move on the Auckland Harbour when the Kiwi sailors defend the Auld Mug in 2021.

Team boss Grant Dalton says the monohull has the potential to be faster than the boats sailed earlier this year in Bermuda.

Dan Bernasconi, the design coordinator for Team NZ, said the process was new territory for the crew renowned for the innovations and strategies.

"We wanted to see how far we could push the performance of monohull yachts to create a foiling boat that would be challenging to sail and thrilling to match race," he said.

"We're really excited about the concept and can't wait to see it on the water."

The AC75 class rule will be published at the end of March next year.


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Black Sticks Women slump to 3-1 loss in World Hockey League Final against USA

The Black Sticks Women have rued their missed opportunities after slumping to a 3-1 loss to the USA at the World Hockey League Final in Auckland.

Yesterday's defeat means New Zealand now eye a daunting quarterfinal clash against either Argentina or Germany.

Neither Argentina and Germany have lost a match so far in the tournament.


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Watch: Kiwi cycling trio blitz Australia to lift Oceania Championship title

Kiwi sprint cycling trio Ethan Mitchell, Eddie Dawkins and Sam Webster have sent out an ominous warning ahead of next year's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, romping to a gold medal at the Oceania Championships in Cambridge this afternoon.

Competing together for the first time since winning a world title seven months ago, the Kiwi trio picked up where they left off, dispatching Australia in the final, having topped qualifying.

The time apart looks to have only fueled the hunger of the Rio Olympics silver medallists, laying down an impressive marker to start their season.

"It's a unique thing when we can come back together and just gel so quickly," Webster said afterwards.

"We've only done two efforts in training together, and we made it click and produced some really good times here today."

The victory could be part of a prolific few months for the team, with February's World Championships in the Netherlands, before the Commonwealth Games in Australia later that month.


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