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Sir Russell Coutts Vlog: Episode 2

Check out this week’s edition of America’s Cup CEO Sir Russell Coutts‘ Vlog. With only 35 days to go to the 35th America’s Cup, he discusses sustainability initiatives, the upcoming round of practice racing and the unique ability to view and stay on the water during the America’s Cup.

The #EatLionfish Chefs‘ Throwdown

The #EatLionfish Chefs’ Throwdown was event organized by 11th Hour Racing to help raise awareness of the issue of lionfish, an invasive species which is serious threat to marine habitats in Bermuda and around the world. Each of the six America’s Cup teams was represented by a celebrity chef from their home country, with Land […]

Sir Russell Coutts Vlog: Episode 1

Here is the first of a regular series of vlogs from Sir Russell Coutts, CEO of the America’s Cup and the most successful sailor in America’s Cup history. First up are topics such as practice racing, the America’s Cup Village, and the America’s Cup Endeavour Program.

Get to know Groupama Team France skipper Franck Cammas

Franck Cammas is a French sailing hero, but this year marks his first ever campaign for the oldest trophy in international sport. Cammas has a long list of achievements including winning the Jules Verne trophy, Volvo Ocean Race, Little America’s Cup and many other World Championship titles. Now he takes on his challenge yet: to […]

Get to know Ben Wright, Shore Team Manager of Groupama Team France

Meet Ben Wright, Shore Team Manager at Groupama Team France. Although Ben is Australian, he enjoys the unique culture and history that comes along with being part of a French team. Having worked with Franck Cammas on his Volvo Ocean Race campaign, Ben also understands and embraces the skipper’s philosophy: faster is better.

Get to know Thierry Fouchier of Groupama Team France

Get to know Groupama Team France wing trimmer and America’s Cup veteran Thierry Fouchier. He has been involved with the America’s Cup since 2000, and has witnessed the America’s Cup revolution firsthand. Thierry draws on his past experience as part of Artemis Racing in the 34th America’s Cup (when they lost sailor Andrew ‚Bart‘ Simpson) […]

Get to know Yoann Lavarec of Groupama Team France

Get to know Groupama Team France chef Yoann Lavarec. Yoann comes from a classical French culinary background, but has embraced the challenges of being an America’s Cup team chef, including preparing meals that can be eaten onboard the world’s fastest foiling catamarans. He also works closely with the team’s nutritionist to comply with the strict […]

Groupama Team France officially open their Bermuda base

On Monday March 27, 2017 Groupama Team France officially opened their base in Bermuda, having relocated their full time operations to the island earlier in the month. The team hosted local dignitaries, press, and members of the French community at their base in Dockyard for a traditional Bermudian roof wetting ceremony, pouring rum on the […]

Get to Know Martin Fischer of Groupama Team France

Boat design is a key aspect of every America’s Cup team, and a designers job is never done as they continue to test and optimize. Leading the charge for Groupama Team France is Martin Fischer, a foiling expert who has joined with French challenger with one goal: to design the fastest possible boat.

Tour of the America’s Cup team bases in Bermuda

Bermuda is getting ready for the 35th America’s Cup, and the world’s top sailing teams have moved their full-time operations to the island. The majority of teams are based in the Royal Naval Dockyard, on the westernmost end of the island, which will also be the site of the America’s Cup Village. Take a behind-the-scenes […]

Get to Know Iain Murray and America’s Cup Race Management

Regatta Director Iain Murray heads up America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM), an independent organization that manages the competitive rules and on-water operations of the 35th America’s Cup. Murray, a 4-time America’s Cup competitor himself, explains the role of ACRM and how they remain a fair and neutral resource for all the teams.

Things we love about Bermuda, home of the 35th America’s Cup

There are countless things to love about the Home of the 35th America’s Cup. As we get ready for an incredible summer of racing in Bermuda, we spoke with locals about their favorite things about the island. Top of the list was the beautiful beaches, gorgeous blue water and hospitality of Bermudian people.

Groupama Team France launch America’s Cup Class boat

On Monday March 13, 2107 Groupama Team France became the sixth and final team to launch their America’s Cup Class yacht, marking a major milestone. Having recently relocated to the island, the French team held a small ceremony at their base in Dockyard, Bermuda in view of the 35th America’s Cup racecourse. Shore team member […]

Ben Ainslie on progress so far in America’s Cup Class boat

Land Rover BAR skipper Sir Ben Ainslie updates on how training has been going in the month since launching „Rita“, the boat they will race in the 35th America’s Cup. This is one of the most critical times for any America’s Cup team, as they see the results of the thousands of hours of design, […]

America’s Cup: Bermuda 2017 – Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets On Sale Now Bermuda, home to The 35th America’s Cup. America’s Cup fans will see the toughest America’s Cup to date. They’re gonna see the fastest boats, the best athletes and the closest racing EVER. Get down to Bermuda, and check it out.

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Pools Selection

The two pools of teams who will train and compete together in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Qualifiers have now been selected! The fleet consists of 12 of the world’s top youth teams, and Sport Directors Roman Hagara and Hans-Peter Steinacher randomly divided them into two pools of six teams. Only the top four […]

SoftBank Team Japan officially launch America’s Cup Class boat

On February 25, 2017 SoftBank Team Japan officially launched their America’s Cup Class boat in a traditional Japanese ceremony at the team’s base in Bermuda. The boat was christened „Hikari“ which means ‚flash of light‘ in Japanese. They hope this next generation yacht will allow them to become the first successful Japanese challenger in America’s […]