America’s Cup World Series – Not Just “Friendlies”

America's Cup World Series Bermuda. Fleet of all 6 AC45F catamarans

The America’s Cup World Series is a single series, with all races counted together. Each event schedules only two days of fleet racing, on a single weekend, with no provision for days lost because of too little or two much wind. Fleet racing?  In one design boats? The America’s Cup is a match racing event. All the […]

America’s Cup Village – New York

America's Cup World Serie Village - near New York's 911 Memorial and One World Trade Center

ACWS – New York, 7-8 May 2016 ACWS Village – near New York’s 911 Memorial and One World Trade Center Visitors to the America’s Cup World Series in New York will be only a short walk from the World Trade Center. The event village will be close to the site of the twin towers of the […]

Franck Cammas Recovering from Training Accident

Franck Cammas recovering at home in Guidel in Brittany.

On 30 November 2015 Franck Cammas almost lost his right foot when he went overboard and was struck by the horizontal stabilizer on the rudder of his foiling catamaran. The accident ended his hopes of qualifying for the Olympics in Rio. He will be on crutches until late January 2016, when he will begin four […]

America’s Cup Schedule Update

America's Cup 2017 Schedule

America’s Cup Event Authority made a flurry of announcements in December 2015, all of them late according to the Protocol. The current, incomplete, schedule for the remainder of the America’s Cup World Series is: Feb 27-28      Muscat, Oman             Announcement details May 7-8         New […]

America’s Cup World Series Toulon, France – 10-11 September 2016

Toulon, France. America's Cup World Series Toulon, 10-11 September 2016

The America’s Cup World Series Toulon will have a day of practice racing on Friday 9 September followed by two days of racing for points, on Saturday and Sunday. Coming late in the series, the racing will be especially important as the teams fight for the bonus points that will be awarded to the first and […]

America’s Cup World Series New York, 7-8 May 2016

Race Area for America's Cup World Series New York

  The Race Area for the America’s Cup World Series New York, on May 6-8, 2016, will be on the Hudson River off lower Manhattan, between Battery Park and Pier 25. The Event Village for the public will be at Brookfield Place. The team bases will be at Liberty State Park in New Jersey. Practice racing […]

America’s Cup World Series Oman, 27-28 February 2016

America's Cup World Series Oman 27-28 Feb'15

Muscat will be the site of the America’s Cup World Series Oman on 27-28 February 2016. Emirates Team New Zealand currently leads the America’s Cup World Series. The first event of the series in 2016 will see the teams trying to improve their position on the leaderboard. America’s Cup defender Oracle will be looking for their first […]

F1 Engineer Richard Hopkirk Joins Land Rover BAR to Head Systems & Analysis

Richared Hopkirk ex McLaren engineer heads Systems & Analysis for BAR

Ex McLaren engineer Richard Hopkirk has joined Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup challenger Land Rover BAR as Head of Systems & Analysis. After earning an MEng at Cambridge, he picked up another master’s at Harvard, then joined McLaren. At McLaren Hopkirk spent five years working on simulations, then in 2007 he joined the pitwall team as tactician, working […]

America’s Cup World Series Event in France – September 2016?

America's Cup World Series Bermuda. Fleet of all 6 AC45F catamarans

The French America’s Cup news site CupLegend has published a report that an unnamed French city will host an AC World Series event in September 2016. Their “unofficial” schedule does not include either the Middle East or Gothenburg, both of which had been announced by ACEA in September. Only Chicago and Portsmouth Confirmed AC World Series Venues […]

49er Worlds – Gold for Burling/Tuke, Silver for Outteridge/Jensen

Burling and Tuke won the 2015 49er Worlds - San Isidro, Argentine. © Matias Capizzano

America’s Cup helmsmen and crew faced off again at the 2015 49er World Championships in Argentina. Emirates Team New Zealand’s helmsman Pete Burling and crew Blair Tuke won their 23rd 49er regatta in a row. The last time Burling and Tuke have “lost” a regatta, they picked up the silver medal at London’s 2012 Olympics. […]