March 18 marked 50 days until racing begins at Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York. May 7-8 will be the first time America’s Cup racing returns to New York in nearly 100 years- mark your calendars and make sure to head down to the Event Village at North Cove Marina for a taste of the action!
Close call between Artemis Racing and ORACLE TEAM USA between Artemis Racing and ORACLE TEAM USA
American sailor Andrew Campbell is the ‘caretaker’ helmsman who takes the wheel during tacks and gybes while the crew moves across the trampoline. This week, during a training exercise, he and Tom Slingsby had to act fast to avoid a collision with Artemis Racing. Watch the video and read the full story.
Franck Cammas back in action
After a serious accident during training in November 2015, Groupama Team France skipper Franck Cammas is back in action. He is back out training with the team following several months of rehabilitation. Will he be fit enough to take the helm in New York?
The America's Cup is the oldest trophy in international sport, dating back to 1851, when the yacht America, after which the trophy is named, beat the best of the British fleet in a race around the Isle of Wight, U.K. The trophy won on that day was donated in trust through a Deed of Gift and has since become a symbol of immense achievement. It is perhaps the hardest trophy in sport to win. In it’s 165-year history, only four countries have managed to win the America’s Cup.
The America's Cup is currently held by the Golden Gate Yacht Club in San Francisco, U.S.A.. On September 25, 2013, its team, ORACLE TEAM USA, completed the biggest comeback in sports to retain the trophy it had first won in 2010.
On December 2, 2014, Bermuda was named as the home of the 35th America’s Cup, with the iconic Great Sound as the race course area where the new America’s Cup Class boats (15-meter, foiling, wing-sailed catamarans) from each competing nation will race for the America’s Cup in May/June 2017.
The America’s Cup is honored to partner with Louis Vuitton as the title partner of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers and the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs. Louis Vuitton is also the presenting partner of the 35th America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton.
The America's Cup is also proud to be supported by BMW, Bremont, ORACLE, XL Catlin, the Bermuda Tourism Authority, Gosling’s, Sperry and Sail Racing; as well as: Appleby, BF&M, Butterfield, Butterfield & Vallis, Moët & Chandon, PwC and the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.
America’s Cup updates are also available on your mobile device. Go to the App Store to download the official America’s Cup App.
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