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 …
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.
The big news this week is Patrizio Bertelli, team principal of Challenger Luna Rossa, has stated, on the record, that the 36th America’s Cup will be sailed in foiling monohulls.
The smart money isn’t on the 36th America’s Cup being held on J-class yachts. However, there are rumors of the Cup possibly returning to monohulls.
As we await the main act of the 35th America’s Cup, we reflect on what’s gone on so far and consider sailing’s most significant event.
For sailors who are checking out the America’s Cup we have created this glossary to help you understand what the announcers are talking about…
The America’s Cup on catamarans isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but here’s 5 things that are kind of cool…
These days, just mention the words America’s Cup to any group of sailors and it’s likely that in no more than a few minutes they’ll all be arguing.
Want to compete against the best sailor’s in the world? Now you can! Download the Sailing Challenge game and try to beat America’s Cup sailing legend Peter Isler’s time around the course!
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