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america's cup 36
   
  • Mariantic started on the Internet with AC27 and here we go again... When? - Where? - Who? - What boats?
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What are they saying?
  • Adelasia confirm - website
  • Not sure this is so serious...
  • Actually this looks quite serious - look at the Powerpoint
  • Second Sardinian team looking possible-
    • Target Team of 170 people, with 90 going forward after 2021 (for subsequent 5 years)
    • Very "sardinia" oriented team, which will have some kind of sponsorship from the region, but mainly Private backers
    • Boat to be built in Olbia
    • Team headquarter in La Maddalena
    • Sailing team in progress; lots of sailors from Sardinia; management of sailing side by Duccio Colombi, who has worked for coordingating the sailing project for the las couple of years
    • Project goal is to "build" a better maritime and technology value chain in Sardinia, in a Sustainable developement scenario.
  • Now it's INEOS Team UK (you know why!)
  • More detail on American Magic @ sailingscuttlebutt
  • Second USA Team? based on US One... SI
  • Well, this is a surprise
  • And here's the AC75 Class Rule
  • 29/3/18- 36th America's Cup Class Rule
  • So this is it? Luna Rossa on the left - NZL in the old Viaduct Events Centre (for 2 AC cycles - then to the LR base) - BAR & American Magic on the othe side plus 3 small ones...LINK
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  • American Magic
  • Testing starts on prototype sails - stuff.co.nz - more @ sailingillustrated.com
  • Team New Zealand trial the new soft wing sail concept on a 22-foot trimaran on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour.
  • Team New Zealand's Tim Meldrum between the two sails that make up the revolutionary wing sail.
  • Nice drawings of the Auckland bases - 4 should do just fine...not sure about the J-boats though
    • but are bases like these needed for a 6 month stay?
  • Luna Rossa basing in Cagliari through autumn (NH) 2020 - website
  • BAR's New Year Resolutions
  • Grant Simmer (BAR) on the AC75
  • Detailed AC75 analysis - real translation (not Google)
  • Strong rumours of Team China
  • Adelasia di Torres from Sardinia intend to challenge
  • Video of favoured location
  • Latest on venue location - looking like this one...
  • OK here it is - official - Facebook:-
  • full press release - and links for hi-res videos
  • at the americascup.com website
  • Auckland AC Village proposal - interesting options - Auckland Council Website
  • Voiles et Voiliers saying 18 mtr max width with "gigantesques" foils extended, no keel and total displacement 5 tons...it did say 18mtrs
  • Spithill "We [ORACLE] will definitely be chasing this America’s Cup" interview @ Redbull.com
    • dated 21 Sept - took a while to get out...
    • now clarified - "...In reality, I have not... heard from Larry"
  • Guess we'd better start keeping an eye on 52Super Series
    • BAR joining with Gladiator
    • Quantum in with Dean Barker helming?
  • Artemis "very passionate" about the direction the America's Cup was heading in - Newshub
  • AC75 class discussions pre-release to take place with "interested teams" - NZHerald
    • before end of November
    • will show "design mock-ups of the boat and a vision for how it will sail, as well as an idea of what will be one-design or supplied components"
  • Ideas on the pre-Regatta locations - royalgazette.com
    • Bermuda, Newport possible..
    • “traditional venues with good wind and good viewing”
  • Emirates to continue TNZ sponsorship - stuff.co.nz
  • Some more thoughts on the boat design from Seahorse
  • “We are looking at the complete spectrum of what you could imagine in monohulls,” another Dan Bernasconi interview
  • Little hope of Artemis participation - sailweb
  • Interesting interview with Terry Hutchinson - Scuttlebutt
  • Bella Mente Quantum Racing Association to mount challenge for New York Yacht Club with CEO/skipper Terry Hutchinson - more PR
  • So we have NZL, ITA, GBR and USA for AC36 - more would be nice, but not essential...
  • Richard Gladwell interview with Russel Green on the legal stuff from the Protocol
  • and his interview with Dan Bernasconi on the boat design
  • Watch for more news...


  • WHEN?
    • First boat launched after 31 March 2019
    • Second boat launched after 1st February 2020
    • America’s Cup World Series:
      • Two regattas in the second half of 2019
      • Three regattas in 2020
    • America’s Cup Christmas Race:
      • 10th- 20th December 2020
    • The Challenger Selection Series:
      • January / February 2021
    • America’s Cup Match:
      • March 2021

  • WHERE?
    • America’s Cup World Series:
      • No indication as yet - guesses
        • 2019 Italy & NZ?
        • 2020 Bermuda, Italy, UK Solent, USA RI?
        • “traditional venues with good wind and good viewing” - Russell Green
    • America’s Cup Christmas Race, The Challenger Selection Series & America’s Cup Match:
      • Auckland or Sardinia
      • Precise location announced by 30th August 2018 (probably by 30th June 2018)
      • the Auckland story from Richard Gladwell

  • WHO?
    • Defender
      • Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
        • Team New Zealand
    • Challenger of Record
      • Circolo Della Vela Sicilia
        • Luna Rossa Challenge
    • Challengers Entries open 1st January 2018
    • Entries close 30th June 2018
    • Late entries are accepted up until 31st December 2018
    • Challengers confirming intention to enter:-
    • Rumoured challengers - I'll cross them off when they confirm one way or the other
    • Hints
      • US West coast team
      • Another Swiss team (Tilt?)
      • Other Italian teams (Azzurra? Mascalzone Latino?)
      • Others (Germany (SAP)?, China?)
      • Is Artemis really out?
      • ORACLE is out

 

  • What Boats?
    • 75 foot, high performance monohull boats governed by the
      AC75 Class Rule
    • Concept published 30th November 2017
    • AC75 Class rule published 31st March 2018
    • Objectives:-
      • Suitable for head to head match racing and close competition
      • To permit technological development to spearhead the development of sailing and
        maintain the America’s Cup as the world’s premier sailing event
      • Relevance to the sport of sailing & connection to its community of sailors
      • For the yachts to be demanding to sail, rewarding top level skill for all sailors on the
        yacht
      • To provide competitive racing in light and stronger wind conditions
      • To provide safe position for a guest racer on board the yacht
      • To incorporate practical requirements for the launching, retrieval and transporting
      • To be sailed by a crew of approximately 10- 12 sailors
    • Some thoughts via Richard Gladwell...a must read
 

email trevor@mariantic.co.uk
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