New challenges ahead for Cup winner

Published on April 23rd, 2023

Team New Zealand great Glenn Ashby has declared his America’s Cup racing days are over and he wants to push into another world speed record bid. The 45-year-old Australian, a multihull specialist with an impressive record of 17 World titles, came to the America’s Cup as it shifted toward high performance boats.

He won the 2010 America’s Cup with Oracle and then joined Team New Zealand where he skippered the 2017 victory in Bermuda and was key to the 2021 defense at home. Most recently he set a wind-assisted world land speed record in South Australia.

Now he is targeting the world speed sailing record of 65.45 knots (121.1kph). With their technology brilliance, Team New Zealand will again be behind the speed project. Ashby’s vision is for 2025 and believes Auckland could dish up the right conditions to set a new mark. – Full report

Following the publication of the AC37 Protocol and AC75 Class Rule on November 17, 2021, the AC75 Class Rule and AC Technical Regulations were finalized on March 17, 2022. The entry period opened December 1, 2021 and runs until July 31, 2022, but late entries for the 37th America’s Cup may be accepted until May 31, 2023. The Defender was to announce the Match Venue on September 17, 2021 but postponed the venue reveal, confirming it would be Barcelona on March 30, 2022. The 37th America’s Cup will be held in September/October 2024.

Teams revealed to challenge defender Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL):
INEOS Britannia (GBR)
Alinghi Red Bull Racing (SUI)
Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team (ITA)
NYYC American Magic (USA)
K-Challenge Racing (FRA)

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