Time For The America’s Cup

By: American Sailing Association

Photos Courtesy of 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada – © COR 36 | Studio Borlenghi One hundred seventy years ago the oldest trophy in sport was won by Americans in a sailing race around the Isle of Wight in England. The boat that won the first race was called “America” and the trophy went back to the United States, where it stayed for 132 years from 1870 to 1980.  This year the 36th edition of the America’s Cup is being held in Auckland, New Zealand. The boat designs are different than the first race, but the principles of sailing …

Inside Sailing - Tucker Thompson, Voice of the America’s Cup

Inside Sailing – Tucker Thompson, Voice of the America’s Cup

By: Inside Sailing

We’re proud to announce a new video series called “ASA’s Inside Sailing”, where we conduct on-camera interviews with prominent and/or interesting figures in the world of sailing.

For our latest episode of Inside Sailing, we interviewed the “Voice of the America’s Cup” Tucker Thompson. Tucker spoke about his career as a sailing broadcaster, the radical technology the AC employs and the influence this age-old sporting event has on sailing as a whole.