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Sailing-Dutch sailor wins last-gasp approval to start Volvo Ocean Race

ALICANTE, Spain Team AkzoNobel confirmed Simeon Tienpont as skipper for the Volvo Ocean Race hours before the start on Sunday after the Dutchman got approval for a series of crew changes as they prepared for the 83,000 km race around the world.

America's Cup could move to Italy if Auckland not ready

AUCKLAND The next America's Cup regatta will be sailed in Auckland in 2021 in 75-foot monohull yachts but only if New Zealand's largest city can build the infrastructure needed to stage the regatta, holders Team New Zealand said on Friday.

29 Sep 2017

America's Cup could move to Italy if Auckland not ready

AUCKLAND The next America's Cup regatta will be sailed in Auckland in 2021 in 75-foot monohull yachts but only if New Zealand's largest city can build the infrastructure needed to stage the regatta, holders Team New Zealand said on Friday.

28 Sep 2017

Return to traditional grinders for next America's Cup - Dalton

WELLINGTON The next America's Cup regatta in 2021 will see a return to traditional arm-grinders, ending the use of cycling-style stations, Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton has said.

19 Sep 2017

Sailing - Team New Zealand confirm monohulls for next America's Cup

The next edition of America's Cup racing will switch from catamarans to high-performance monohull yachts, defending champions Team New Zealand confirmed on Monday.

11 Sep 2017

Sailing - New Zealand's Burling joins Team Brunel for Volvo Ocean Race

Olympic gold medallist and America's Cup winning helmsman Peter Burling is set to take on the gruelling challenge of round-the-world ocean racing after agreeing to compete for Dutch entry Team Brunel in the Volvo Ocean Race.

10 Aug 2017

Post-America's Cup win, New Zealand sails toward financial rewards

WELLINGTON New Zealand is beginning to reap the rewards of this week's America's Cup victory, which is expected to boost tourism and buoy the marine industry.

30 Jun 2017

America's Cup foiling technology set to fly beyond racing boats

HAMILTON, Bermuda From water taxis that "fly" on hydrofoils to aircraft wings and cutting-edge car steering wheels, the America's Cup has produced technology with potential far beyond its "foiling" catamarans.

28 Jun 2017

Sailing - Sixth America's Cup win may be last for NZ coach Jones

HAMILTON, Bermuda New Zealand's Murray Jones may be ready to call it a day on America's Cup campaigns after scoring a sixth win in Bermuda as performance coach for Emirates Team New Zealand.

28 Jun 2017

Sailing - British woman navigates male-dominated America's Cup

HAMILTON, Bermuda Annabel Vose was the only woman sailing in the sport's biggest event of the year, but the 22-year-old Britain made her mark, winning the Red Bull Youth America's Cup in Bermuda as strategist on the Land Rover BAR Academy team.

27 Jun 2017