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  • Dec 28, 2014
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America's Cup

Australian America's Cup challengers aiming to revive spirit of 1983

Sandy Oatley

Australia's Hamilton Island Yacht Club will push to ensure the next America's Cup does not boil down to a "race of money" with Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA, but will fight hard to woo the country's top sailing talent back from the defenders.

Wednesday, 2 October, 2013, 4:13am

Team NZ rule out any legal challenge to Oracle’s win

Emirates Team New Zealand sails against Oracle Team USA. New Zealand has ruled out any legal challenge to Oracle. Photo: Reuters

Team New Zealand have ruled out any legal challenge to Oracle Team USA’s use of an automated stabilisation system that is suspected to have vastly improved their performance to successfully defend the America’s Cup this week.

28 Sep 2013 - 1:15pm

Dotcom to fund Kiwis' next America's Cup challenge

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom says he will fund NZ's next America's Cup challenge. Photo: AP

Emirates Team New Zealand - facing a struggle to stay afloat after its epic failure in the America’s Cup - was offered an unlikely financial lifeline on Friday from internet mogul Kim Dotcom.

28 Sep 2013 - 3:50am

America's Cup hero Ainslie sets sights on British challenge

Ben Ainslie is being mentioned in the same breath as Admiral Lord Nelson.  Photo: AFP

Ben Ainslie, hailed as Britain’s most celebrated sailor since Admiral Lord Nelson after helping Oracle Team USA to America’s Cup victory, wants to win the ‘Auld Mug’ for his countrymen next time around.

27 Sep 2013 - 1:17pm

US claim America’s Cup in historic comeback

Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill (left) and Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison hoist the America's Cup trophy after beating Emirates Team New Zealand in San Francisco. Photo: AFP

Oracle Team USA clinched the America’s Cup in a winner-take-all race over Emirates Team New Zealand on Wednesday that capped an epic comeback destined for sports history books.

26 Sep 2013 - 4:44pm

It’s no choke for Kiwis as Cup lead crumbles

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker and Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill position themselves before race 16 of the America's Cup Finals. Photo: AFP

Nervous Kiwis questioned whether Emirates Team New Zealand were choking on Tuesday after they again failed to secure the single victory needed to seize the America’s Cup from Oracle Team USA.

24 Sep 2013 - 2:26pm

It’s no choke for Kiwis as Cup lead crumbles

Nervous Kiwis questioned whether Emirates Team New Zealand was choking on Tuesday after they again failed to secure the single victory needed to seize the America’s Cup from Oracle Team USA.

24 Sep 2013 - 11:38am

Anxiety grows for Kiwis as Oracle Team USA live another day

Oracle Team USA sail along Alcatraz Island ahead of Emirates Team New Zealand during race 14 in the America's Cup Finals. Photo: EPA

This has become the America’s Cup that just won’t end, thanks to fickle wind and Oracle Team USA’s remarkable resurgence.

The defending champions from the United States no doubt have all of New Zealand on edge, including the thousands of Kiwis who pack the waterfront to cheer on the boys aboard Emirates Team New Zealand.

23 Sep 2013 - 3:09pm

New Zealanders need just two more wins to clinch America's Cup yachting

Larry Ellison

When Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts sketched out their vision of their new-age America's Cup, the final draft must have looked very much like the latest race.

17 Sep 2013 - 5:58am

Oracle USA loses twice to Kiwis in America’s Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand (right) sails ahead of Oracle Team USA on San Francisco  Bay by Alcatraz Island on Thursday. Photo: EPA

Even with the most successful sailor in Olympic history on board, defending America’s Cup champions Oracle Team USA simply can’t catch Emirates Team New Zealand on the open water.

The plucky Kiwis beat Oracle Team USA twice more on Thursday, moving closer to taking the America’s Cup ‘down under’ for the second time in 18 years.

14 Sep 2013 - 1:39am

Kiwis on edge as they close in on America’s Cup glory

Emirates Team New Zealand are in the driver's seat. Photo: EPA

From boat builders to occasional sailing fans, New Zealanders are on edge about the prospects of wresting the America's Cup from software billionaire Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA.

13 Sep 2013 - 5:27am

Oracle dig deep to grab first victory in America’s Cup

Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand do battle on San Francisco Bay. Photo: AFP

Oracle Team USA scored their first victory of the 34th America's Cup, scuttling a budding sweep by challengers New Zealand. The defending champions won the fourth race after finishing in the wake of Emirates Team New Zealand in the previous three battles on the San Francisco Bay.

10 Sep 2013 - 5:39am

Union 'fat cat' stands up for working man’s America’s Cup

Billionaire Larry Ellison won the yachting prize in 2010 and brought it back to the United States. Photo: Reuters

Contenders for the 34th America’s Cup have filled miles of prized San Francisco waterfront property with their yachts and tents and built villages of stores and cafes for a summer of racing that has been heralded as a boon to the local economy.

4 Jul 2013 - 11:18am

America’s Cup makes changes to improve safety following death

America's Cup Regatta racing director Iain Murray (left), Coast Guard officer Matt Bliven (centre), and Tom Ehman, vice commodore of the host Golden Gate Yacht Club, in San Francisco. Ehman says the America’s Cup is now improving safety . Photo: Reuters

America’s Cup organisers said on Wednesday that they have made rule changes to improve safety in the upcoming regatta after a fatal training accident on San Francisco Bay earlier this month.

23 May 2013 - 12:43pm

America's Cup under cloud after sailor's death

Andrew Simpson

America's Cup officials are pressing on with an investigation of the capsize of a catamaran that killed Briton Andrew Simpson, seeking answers to keep the event afloat.

13 May 2013 - 3:52am

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