Please select your home edition
Edition
Selden
Product Feature
Teach Dinghy Sailing by Gaz Harrison
Teach Dinghy Sailing by Gaz Harrison
Boat Insurance from Noble Marine


Full racing risks
New for old cover
www.noblemarine.co.uk

America's Cup: American Magic base construction underway with AC75 due in 10 days

by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz 16 Jun 14:41 BST 17 June 2020
American Magic - America's Cup Bases - Auckland - June 16, 2020 © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

Construction of the base for the New York Yacht Club team, American Magic is underway with their first AC 75 due to arrive in New Zealand in 10 days.

The build started on May 11 with the build of a large concrete pad. Unlike adjoining team, INEOS Team UK, the US team's base will consist of container walls and a flexible roof, similar to that used by Emirates Team new Zealand in Bermuda.

The area on Wynyard Point was planned to house five of the America’s Cup challenger syndicate bases.

Three of the bases were complete in January and were handed over then. Work continues on the remaining two sites and will be handed over in July.

American Magic is on Base C, the most northerly of the bases, or nearest the main Waitemata Harbour.

INEOS Team UK is on Base D, with their base building all but closed in, ready for fit-out.

Base B on Hobson wharf extension, adjacent to the National Maritime Museum has been allocated to the Challenger of Record, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli (Italy)

After it was not possible to construct the original building design by noted Italian architect Renzo Piano, a second design was commission from a New Zealand. However construction was delayed by the five week lockdown ordered by the Coalition Government, and the team opted for a temporary building - being a container construction with a soft roof, or marquee. It will be removed in April after the Cup.

The two other bases on Wynyard Point, E and F will be used for the onsite Operations Centre, Challenger of Record & America's Cup Event's (ACE) office, and Volunteer Centre. Base F is proposed to be used for the International Broadcast Centre Space and superyacht storage containers, instead of being based in a carpark in Beaumont Street.

The Media Centre will be based on Halsey Street extension, the same wharf as Emirates Team New Zealand.

Related Articles

America's Cup Rialto: Around the bases and more
A quick look at the British and US bases under construction, plus a quick chat with Blait Tuke For the past week the America's Cup has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, but there's still plenty going on ashore with the British and US bases under construction. Plus a chat with Blair Tuke. Posted today at 11:20 am
America's Cup: Wednesday workout on the Waitemata
Here's some more shots from ETNZ's Te Aihe last Wednesday as they gave the AC75 a workout Here's some more shots from Wednesday as they gave the AC75 a good working over, on America's Cup Course C - between North Head and Bastion Point, while the lawyers locked horns ashore. Posted today at 2:38 am
America's Cup: Dalton explains need for injunction
Team New Zealand and America's Cup Event CEO, Grant Dalton on need for injunction Team New Zealand and America's Cup Event CEO, Grant Dalton has issued a statement explaining the Sailing team and Event organisation's rationale for obtaining a High Court injunction blocking publication of a confidential draft report on AC36 Hosting Posted on 3 Jul
America's Cup: Te Aihe's returns to the Waitemata
On Wednesday, Emirates Team New Zealand had a long five hour session mostly sailing on America's Cup On Wednesday, Emirates Team NZ had a long five hour session mostly sailing on America's Cup Course C. They were sailing in mid-Winter - one can only guess as to the wind chill factor in the AC75 foiling at 30-35kts. Posted on 3 Jul
America's Cup Event body obtains Court injunction
America's Cup Event Ltd obtains High Court injunction on confidential report publication America's Cup Event Ltd and Team New Zealand Ltd have obtained an injunction in the High Court in Auckland restraining media from publishing the contents of a confidential draft report on the $40m Event Fee expenditure Posted on 2 Jul
America's Cup: Team New Zealand hits the headlines
Early Wednesday afternoon Team New Zealand issued a lengthy statement over a leaked letter Emirates Team NZ has issued a statement in response to claims in a leaked confidential letter from the CEO's of Auckland Council and MBIE, published on the front page of the Wednesday morning edition of NZ Herald. Posted on 1 Jul
America's Cup: Kiwis and Americans hit the water
The 36th America's Cup entered a new phase today with the launching of New York Yacht Club's AC75 The 36th America's Cup entered a new phase today with the launching of New York Yacht Club's AC75 this morning from the BBC Destiny. Out on the Hauraki Gulf, Emirates Team NZ's AC75, Te Aihe went sailing for the first time in more than four months Posted on 30 Jun
America's Cup: Three years on and not long to go
The 27th of June in New Zealand, will always be a day for celebration amongst Kiwi sailing fans 26th of June in Bermuda and the 27th of June in New Zealand, no matter what year, will always be a day of reflection of winning the 35th America's Cup for many kiwis. Posted on 26 Jun
America's Cup: Third anniversary of Kiwi win
Three years ago at 14.33PM Bermuda time, on June 26, Emirates Team NZ won the final race Three years ago at 14.33PM Bermuda time, on June 26, Emirates Team New Zealand crossed the finish line off the Royal Dockyard, Bermuda to win the 35th Match for the America's Cup. Posted on 26 Jun
America's Cup: A taste of the Summer of 2021
America's Cup have published a new video highlighting the three America's Cup regattas America's Cup have published a new video highlighting the three America's Cup regattas due to be held in Auckland starting December 17, 2020. It features video for all four teams - three Challengers and the Defender. Posted on 24 Jun