Ben Ainslie Racing Launches Test Boat “T2”

Ben Ainslie Racing T2 America's Cup Development Boat

Ben Ainslie’s challenge for the 2017 America’s Cup launched their second test boat, T2 in Portsmouth on 5 October 2015. They had been sailing a test boat based on an AC45 with very limited modifications. The new boat is dramatically different, with cockpits, grinding pedestals, wheel steering and a wider beam. T2 is similar to the […]

Four Reasons to Expect a Chinese America’s Cup Challenger


America’s Cup officials have given strong clues that we will have a Chinese challenger soon.

Report from Bermuda, Louis Vuitton Cup – Webcast Wed June 3


America’s Cup: Louis Vuitton returns. Dean Barker to skipper Team Japan. Boat design news. My report from Bermuda. Join the April Cup Experience Club Webcast to learn more.

Artemis Scouts America’s Cup Race Area in Bermuda


Artemis Racing became the first America’s Cup challenger to sail an AC45x experimental yacht in Bermuda. Their initial conclusions: great sailing conditions and a very tight race course that will provide a severe test of sailing skill.

Dean Barker Named Skipper & CEO of Japanese America’s Cup Challenge


America’s Cup veteran Dean Barker has been named CEO and skipper of Softbank Team Japan. The team is funded by Japan’s richest man, Masayoshi Son and will receive design assistance from Oracle Team USA.

Cup Experience Presentation at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute – Tuesday 26 May


Bermudians can learn more about the America’s Cup with Jack Griffin at BUEI – Bermuday Underwater Exploration Institute on Tuesday 26 May at 7:30 pm. Tickets available by calling 441-294-0204 or visiting BUEI’s Oceans Gift ShopMembers: $20; Non-members: $25.

America’s Cup Calendar


Overview of events in the 35th America’s Cup. AC World Series 2015-16. 2017 Challenger Selection and America’s Cup Match. Special events in Bermuda.

America’s Cup Challenger – Japan’s Richest Man – Masayoshi Son


Daring entrepreneur Masayoshi Son became Japan’s richest man. Now he will back an America’s Cup challenger.

Japan’s Richest Man In, Italy Out – Webcast Wed 29 April


America’s Cup: Japan’s richest man in, Italy out. New boats. More racing in Bermuda. Join the April Cup Experience Club Webcast to learn more.

Artemis AC45x Turbo – Can You Spot the Difference?

Artemis Racing Testing session AC45 foiler. 12th of February, 2015, Alameda, USA

Can you spot what Artemis Racing changed on their AC45x “Turbo” development boat for the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda?