High Tech on the High Seas
A Landlubber's Guide to The America's Cup

High Tech on the High Seas

Since the inaugural race in 1851, the America’s Cup has been on the leading edge of sailing technology. But it wasn’t until 1983, when the Australians unveiled a radical new “winged keel”, that technology became the dominant force in America’s Cup racing.Following the Australians' unprecedented win over the Americans—who had won every consecutive America’s Cup until that point—technological advances have been at the heart of the America’s Cup, with teams using cutting-edge materials and radical designs to gain the upper…


A Landlubber's Guide to The America's Cup

Team Profile: Groupama Team France

Yacht Club: Yacht Club de FranceEstablished: 2015Nation: FranceTeam Principal(s): Bruno Dubois, Franck CammasCEO: Thierry MartelSkipper: Franck CammasAfter finishing last place in the ACWS, Groupama is sailing for pride and experience, but are certainly capable of throwing a spanner in the…


A Landlubber's Guide to The America's Cup

The America's Cup Fact File

Want to know more about The America's Cup? This graphic offers some facts about the races that are always good to know.          


A Landlubber's Guide to The America's Cup

Team Profile: SoftBank Team Japan

Yacht Club: Kansai Yacht ClubEstablished: 2015Nation: JapanTeam Principal(s): Kazuhiko Sofuku, Dean BarkerCEO: Dean BarkerSkipper: Dean Barker CREWDean Barker - Skipper/CEOKazuhiko Sofuku - Bowman/General ManagerChris Draper - Tactician/Sailing Team DirectorYugo Yoshida - GrinderYuki Kasatani - GrinderDerek Saward -GrinderJeremy Lomas - Bowman/COOWinston…


A Landlubber's Guide to The America's Cup

35th America's Cup Racing Schedule: Week 2

Monday, May 29Louis Vuitton America's Cup QualifiersRound Robin 12pm - 3:30pmRace 13: GBR vs FranceRace 14: Sweden vs NZRace 15: France vs JapanAC Village open 11am - 5pm Tuesday, May 30Louis Vuitton America's Cup QualifiersRound Robin 22pm - 3:30pmRace 1:…

A Landlubber's Guide to The America's Cup

Auld Mug: The Oldest International Sporting Trophy in the World

The America’s Cup is a trophy awarded to the winner of the America’s Cup match races between two sailing yachts. One yacht, known as the defender, represents the yacht club that currently holds the America’s Cup, and the second yacht,…