New "America's Cup Class" Catamarans Replace AC62 for 2017 America's Cup

New "America's Cup Class" Catamarans Replace AC62 for 2017 America's Cup

The America's Cup challengers voted 3-2 to change the Protocol and race in "America's Cup Class" 48 foot catamarans instead of the AC62 class that had been announced 10 months earlier. Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand voted against the change.

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High stakes dealings at the America's Cup

High stakes dealings at the America's Cup

America's Cup negotiations: After America's Cup Event Authority announced moving away from the AC62 to a smaller catamaran, Luna Rossa threatened to pull out of the event and Team New Zealand declared their support for Luna Rossa's position. 

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Team New Zealand Begins America's Cup Campaign

Team New Zealand Begins America's Cup Campaign

After the media turmoil of the previous two weeks, 50 team members began work March 2, 2015 on Emirates Team New Zealand's  2017 America's Cup campaign. Australian Glenn Ashby leads the sailing team, with 24 year old Peter Burling named as the new helmsman. Former helmsman Dean Barker has said he is no longer part of the team.

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