Please select your home edition
Edition
Selden 2020 - LEADERBOARD
Product Feature
Typhoon Fintra Rash Vest
Typhoon Fintra Rash Vest

America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ and five Challengers ready to race on the Red Sea

by ETNZ/Sail-World 27 Nov 2023 22:09 GMT 29 November - 2 December 2023
ETNZ - Practice session - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - November 27, 2023 © America's Cup Media

Emirates Team New Zealand are set up and ready to race in Jeddah for the America's Cup Preliminary Regatta after their first sailing session on the Red Sea in a 13-15 kt NW breeze.

The shore crews have been busy for the past week, setting up the team base and putting the team's AC40 One Design 'Te Kakahi' back into race mode in the Jeddah Yacht Club and Marina.

The team is keen to improve on their second place in the first Preliminary Event in Vilanova, Spain, after the series' final was called off after winds were insufficient for racing.

It will be just the second time the six teams entered in the 2024 America's Cup teams have lined up. It is also the final time the America's Cup teams will race each other in the AC40s. The third and final Preliminary Event will be sailed in AC75s in Barcelona before the Louis Vuitton Cup starts in mid-August 2024.

The Emirates Team New Zealand sailing team lineup remains unchanged, with Peter Burling and Nathan Outteridge on starboard and port helms, respectively, and Andy Maloney and Blair Tuke as trimmers. Josh Junior and Sam Meech are on standby as reserve sailors.

The weather forecast from team meteorologist Roger 'Clouds' Badham is ideal, with 8-13 knots from the NW, sunny weather, and temperatures of 30 degrees.

All the racing will be shown free-to-air Live globally on Sail-World.com.

The Jeddah America's Cup Preliminary Regatta presented by NEOM event schedule is:

  • Wednesday, 29 November: Official Practice Race Day.
  • Thursday 30 November: First Day of Racing (3 x Fleet Races) 1030hrs-1230hrs UTC / 2330hrs - 0130hrs NZT
  • Friday 1 December: Second Day of Racing (3 x Fleet Races) 1030hrs-1230hrs UTC / 2330hrs - 0130hrs NZT
  • Saturday 2 December: Third & Final Day of Racing (2 x Fleet Races & 1 x Final Match Race) 1030hrs-1230hrs UTC / 2330hrs - 0130hrs NZT

Additional Images:

Related Articles

America's Cup: Six month countdown begins
The six month countdown has begun to the contesting of most prestigious trophy in sailing The six month countdown has begun to the contesting of most prestigious trophy in sailing. Six teams are entered representing some of the most prestigious yachts clubs in the world from New Zealand, Great Britain, Switzerland, Italy, USA and France. Posted on 22 Feb
America's Cup: Brits catch fire in AC40
The UK team has suffered damage to one AC40 training boats, Athena, after a fire on board INEOS Britannia, Britain's challenger for the 37th America's Cup, has suffered damage to one of their one-design supplied AC40 training boats, Athena, after a fire onboard. Posted on 16 Feb
America's Cup: Three teams advise launch dates
Three teams have now given the required two months' notice of their intention to launch their AC75s Three teams have now given the required two months' notice of their intention to launch their respective new AC75s, which will be their race boats in the 2024 America's Cup Regattas. We look at what we could expect to see. Posted on 7 Feb
Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup Racing Schedule
Starting with a four-day Preliminary Regatta starting on the 22nd of August The dates for the Preliminary Regatta, Louis Vuitton Cup and the Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup Match have now been released with racing getting under way for the four-day Preliminary Regatta starting on the 22nd of August 2024. Posted on 22 Jan
Louis Vuitton Cup race days and format announced
The racing calendar for the Louis Vuitton Cup and the America's Cup has been announced The racing calendar for the Louis Vuitton Cup for the Challenger Selection Series, and the America's Cup have been confirmed and announced. The entire event will run from August 20, 2024 to October 27, 2024 Posted on 20 Jan
2024: This is the year of the America's Cup
Emirates Team NZ hit the ground running with its first full week back on the job Amazingly, it is the year of the America's Cup again already. 2024 is upon us, and for Emirates Team New Zealand it comes with a familiar mix of excitement and intensity. Posted on 19 Jan
Brits ring the changes to bolster Cup program
Brits sharpen focus after a series of setbacks in the INEOS Britannia America's Cup program The announcement that the most successful sailor in Olympic sailing history, Ben Ainslie (GBR) is stepping down as driver of the Emirates GBR SailGP Team comes after a series of setbacks in the INEOS Britannia America's Cup program. Something had to give. Posted on 4 Jan
America's Cup Preliminary Regatta overall
A solid 16-20 knot breeze and a lumpy, challenging sea-state for the final day It was thrilling. It was tense. But Emirates Team New Zealand laid it all on the line, sailed accurately and consistently on the day and aced the Grand Final from start to finish to win the America's Cup Preliminary Regatta Jeddah, presented by NEOM. Posted on 2 Dec 2023
Alinghi Red Bull Racing at America's Cup Jeddah
We're in the mix Alinghi Red Bull Racing finished third in the overall standings on Saturday in the second America's Cup preliminary regatta in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Posted on 2 Dec 2023
All-in on Saturday for Alinghi Red Bull Racing
The Swiss team finished with a pair of third-place podiums Having the chance to sail at all-out speeds in a racing environment has been one of Alinghi Red Bull Racing's objectives for this second Preliminary Regatta. Posted on 1 Dec 2023