America’s Cup: Designed to fly

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It was August 2012 when the sailing world was turned upside down by a 72-foot catamaran flying in the Hauraki Gulf. Emirates Team New Zealand had brought foiling to the America’s Cup and changed the face of top-level yacht racing forever. Since then the increase in performance for America’s Cup boats

America’s Cup: American Magic sails for the first time in Auckland

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New York Yacht Club American Magic, U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, completed a milestone five-hour sailing session on Auckland's Waitematā Harbour on Monday. The team's AC75 racing yacht Defiant had been dormant since concluding its final training day at the team's winter base in Pensacola, Florida in early March. A

America’s Cup: NYYC American Magic AC75 arrives in Auckland

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DEFIANT, the first AC75 racing yacht built for New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, has arrived in New Zealand. The AC75 was shipped through the Gulf of Mexico, transited the Panama Canal and then crossed the Pacific after departing from the team’s winter base

America’s Cup: Three Years On, Not Long to Go

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For most Kiwis the 27th of June in New Zealand will always be synonymous with Emirates Team New Zealand closing out a comprehensive victory in the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. In the three years since, things have quietly, but frantically, been progressing in technological quantum leaps inside the Emirates Team

America’s Cup: It’s not about miracles…

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Marblehead, Massachusetts has produced a steady stream of America’s Cup talent for well over a century, with sailors like Charles Francis Adams, Ted Hood and Jud Smith leading the way. Trevor Burd carries the Marblehead torch towards Auckland 2021 as a grinder/trimmer for American Magic. Onboard DEFIANT he is charged with

America’s Cup: INEOS TEAM UK partner with Mafic on workplace safety

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With the America’s Cup fast approaching and INEOS TEAM UK, the British Challenger, back on the water, the team has adapted their working protocols to ensure the safety of the team and the local community, including partnering with Mafic, to make use of their innovative Safeguard technology. Mafic developed their wearable

America’s Cup: ‘Cultivating intangibles’ at American Magic

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How do you go about coaching the best sailors on earth? How do you guide America’s Cup winners, Olympic champions, engineers, athletes, Ph.D.’s, artisans and innovators? All are essential to success, all are at the top of their field, and perhaps consequentially, all are problematic to forge into a cohesive

America’s Cup: American Magic staff cleared to enter New Zealand

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A nervous period of waiting for the American America's Cup challenger NYYC American Magic appears to be over after the syndicate announced on social media this weekend that its team members had been cleared by the New Zealand Government to travel to Auckland to train for the 36th America's Cup. Prevented

America’s Cup: Ineos Team UK develops ‘game changing’ design software

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British America's Cup challenger INEOS TEAM UK and team software design partner Coderus have developed a game-changing new software that greatly improves the speed and accuracy with which innovation and design creativity can be handled in the boat design development process. The new software is code-named Chimera and its development has