Fuente info AC35
35th America’s Cup Schedule Announced
The full event schedule for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017 has been confirmed, outlining the calendar of almost five weeks of world class sailing action which lies ahead in the beautiful waters of Bermuda, starting on May 26th and finishing on or around June 27th 2017.
The opening race of the 35th America’s Cup will be race one of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers between the Defender, ORACLE TEAM USA, with two time America’s Cup winner Jimmy Spithill and his crew looking to start their defence of the cup in style against Groupama Team France, led by French superstar Franck Cammas.
The first race, starting on May 26th at 14.00 (Bermuda time), will be the first time the America’s Cup Class (ACC) yachts and their sailing crews engage in full competitive action. The ACC race yachts are wingsail, cutting-edge catamarans that foil above the water at tremendous speed, designed and created by each of the six America’s Cup teams racing for the oldest trophy in international sport. All the 35th America’s Cup races from May 26th to June 27th 2017 will take place on the astonishing waters of Bermuda’s Great Sound, a perfect stage for the stadium-style racing that is now a core feature of America’s Cup racing.
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EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND GAINING SPEED ON THE WATER
There has been one predominant focus at Emirates Team New Zealand this past couple of months- gaining speed on the water.
The team has been lying low, quietly chipping away and making gains on the water on their first in house designed and built AC45 test boat.
Skipper Glenn Ashby has been relishing the opportunity to be out sailing despite the wet, cold and windy winter conditions.
“It has been so nice to be out on the water and yachting on the Hauraki Gulf, it has been cold and windy a lot of the time, and we have had our fair share of ups and downs over the last few weeks, but we are making some fantastic gains.”
One of the biggest challenges facing the testing program has been the weather, which in winter time in Auckland can throw the full spectrum of conditions at you, so the team has been maximising all available time on the water.
“For us as a team, the on water program has been about flexibility and being prepared to sail on any day of the week, or in fact even any window of hours to get the conditions we need to effectively test in.”
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10 AUG 2016
SOFTBANK TEAM JAPAN BEGINS CONSTRUCTION ON AC50 CLASS YACHT
BOW-SECTIONS COMPLETED IN GAMAGORI, JAPAN
SoftBank Team Japan officially began construction of their new America’s Cup Class (AC50) yacht yesterday with the fabrication of two carbon fibre bow-sections at a Yamaha production facility in Gamagori, Japan.
Once completed, the new yacht will be delivered to Bermuda in January 2017 where the team will begin testing it in preparation for the 35th America’s Cup.
The never before raced AC50 will be the most technologically advanced yacht in America’s Cup history – an enlargement of the team’s AC45 Sport testing platform currently being used.
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Portsmouth, UK, 07/22/2016
Home team sets the pace in Portsmouth
Friday at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth started in spectacular style with the world famous Red Arrows wowing the crowds across Portsmouth’s seafront with an outstanding display of aerobatic skill.
On the water, Friday is designated official practice day, with four practice races taking place and the first two contests were dominated, appropriately, by Sir Ben Ainslie and his Land Rover BAR team.
Under the watchful eye of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, Ainslie raced out to two quick wins.
Light wind conditions greeted the teams as they took to the water, but the sizeable crowd was treated to exciting competition in the warm sunny weather over Portsmouth on Friday afternoon.