America’s Cup merges the rare innovation and technology with the sport. Hence, people worldwide look forward to watching the best boat or yacht competition, which marks some breakthrough technologies along with the best crews for yachts. With just over four months to go, fans are looking forward to knowing the team members, yacht category, and preparation for their country. Hence, today we will discuss everything you need to know about 2021 America’s Cup teams. Our discussion includes all the five teams with their already announced lineups, yacht, and latest news.
So, stay tuned.
2021 America’s Cup Schedule
Before we start discussing the teams, here’s a little overview of the 36th America’s Cup schedule and essential information. The competition is set for March 6, 2021, and will continue until March 21, when the world will know who will rule the oceans with their top-class yacht and crew for the next years. As the winner of the 35th America’s Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand will host the event. They also have the right to affix the rules for the competition along with the runner-up.
The event will take place on the shore of Port Auckland, with a beautiful backdrop and crystal clear blue water to increase your adrenaline secretion.
About 2021 America’s Cup Teams
The 2021 America’s Cup will see five teams of world-renowned yachts and crews engaging in a jaw-dropping competition to win the title. Since the sporting event is only a few months away from now, teams are preparing hard to get the best result. The full discussion of each team will be available in the following sections.
Emirates Team New Zealand
Team New Zealand is sponsored by Emirates and will represent the famous Yacht Squadron of Royal New Zealand. Since their 1st two wins in America’s Cup in 1995 and 2000, the team has become a household name in every home in New Zealand.
They are also the proud winner of the 35th America’s Cup and is looking forward to retaining the cup this time as well. They are also the four times winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup, which speaks of their legendary run in the yachting world.
The 2021 team will be led by Matteo De Nora, who will be the principal for the team. The chairman is Sir Stephen Tindall. Their boat for the competition will be AC75.
Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team
Luna Rossa first entered America’s Cup way back in 2000. Prada was the initial sponsor of the team and competed for the first America’s Cup title in their inaugural year. They won the Louis Vuitton Cup in the founding year and challenged Team New Zealand but was defeated.
The 2021 lineup has already been finalized, and the team has high hope to get the trophy into Italy this time. The biggest advantage of Luna Rossa in 2021 will be perhaps the return of Jimmy Spithill, who lead the team in the 2007 challenge. His experience would be enormously helpful for the team in the 36th cup too.
New York Yacht Club American Magic
American Magic is the team of New York Yacht Club who happens to be one of the oldest sporting teams with a foundation year dated back to 1844. The team is shortly named NYYC and was a 25th-time consecutive winner of America’s Cup.
In 2021, the famous sailing team has again come together as a syndicate to return America’s Cup in their country yard. American Magic has appointed Hap Fauth as their CEO and team principal for the 2021 event.
The team had already sailed their two top-class boats in Auckland for preparation, and fans have high hopes for the team this time.
Ineos Team UK
The Ineos team will once again bear the flag of the UK and look forward to fulfilling the never-ending quest of the British people to win America’s Cup. The team prepared their yacht in Portsmouth and had already sailed for Auckland.
In 35th America’s Cup, they reached the semi-final, where Team New Zealand knocked them out of the event. Sir Ben Ainslie is their team skipper and principal. Grant Simmer will be the CEO who is a four-time Cup winner.
Britannia will be the team’s new sailing boat for the 2021 series, and it was launched on October 16, 2020.
Stars & Stripes Team USA
Mike Buckley and Taylor Canfield, the two famous and champion sailors, co-found the all-American team to bring glory for the USA. The team will participate in America’s Cup for the 1st time and will be the 1t all American team in a span of 15 years.
The team represents the Long Beach Yacht Club. It will hold the prestigious Stars and Stripes Brand and aim to get sustainable glory for the team.
2021 America’s Cup is only four months away from now. Hence, all teams are preparing tough to win the prestigious title of the world’s oldest sporting competition. Some teams have shipped their boats and crew already in Auckland.
Hence, it will be interesting to see who owns the title in the coming March.