Sir Ben Ainslie hires Australian America’s Cup aces

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Sir Ben Ainslie has signed two veteran America’s Cup sailors from Australia to bolster his crew in the leadup to Auckland 2021. Ainslie’s Ineos Team UK has cannibalised Oracle Team USA and Artemis Racing, two syndicates who are sitting out the next cycle of the America’s Cup. Joey Newton, who…

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America’s Cup activity returns home

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New York Yacht Club American Magic (“American Magic”), the U.S. sailing team challenging for the 36th America’s Cup, will have a dedicated construction facility and build a pair of state-of-the-art racing boats in Bristol, Rhode Island. The return of America’s Cup activity to Rhode Island shores is expected to strengthen…

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Why Britain’s richest man Jim Ratcliffe has invested $153M in sailing

America's cup Ben Ainslie Ineos Boat

CNN – After experiencing “the worst feeling of my career” a year ago last week, when his Land Rover BAR was knocked out of the 2017 Cup in Bermuda, Ben Ainslie had promised himself he would never experience that same sensation again. Motivated by that failure, and after being introduced…

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America’s Cup: Sardinia declares entry

Adelasia Torres America's cup challenge

A fourth syndicate has announced it will challenge for the America’s Cup in 2021. Sailing website Scuttlebutt reports that Italian syndicate Sardinia Challenge will join Challenger of Record Luna Rossa (Italy), Ineos Team UK (Great Britain) and American Magic (US) for the Auckland event. The team will be headed by…

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Norway investigate America’s Cup challenge for Auckland 2021

Norway at America's cup 2021

Norway are seriously considering an America’s Cup challenge for Auckland 2021. It’s new ground for a proud sailing nation but Christian Loken, 40, and Petter Morland Pedersen, 34, believe the land of vikings has the technology and expertise to have a decent crack at the Auld Mug. The two Norwegian…

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