Fast, faster, "Te Rehutai": With their AC75 bullet, the New Zealanders have once again confirmed an old America's Cup law: the fastest boat wins the can
While the cheers over the success of the "team of five million" in the Pacific state of New Zealand are far from over and fans all over the world are indulging in pictures and clips from the 36th America's Cup match, the foundation for the 37th America's Cup is already in place placed. How exactly it looks and what is to be created on it currently remains the secret of the old and new defenders and their future "Challenger of Record". According to reports from New Zealand media, this has already been found and sealed with Sir Ben Ainslie's Ineos Team UK. Although there is still no official confirmation of the names of the teams involved, well-informed Kiwi media usually report about this new New Zealand-British marriage as a fact. Like the online magazine "stuff": "Team UK is the next Challenger of Record to work alongside defensemen Team New Zealand. Sir Ben Ainslies Syndicate, sponsored by British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, will be the Italian LunRoss campaign in the next cup - Replace cycle."
The Cup world is eagerly awaiting the roles Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sir Ben Ainslie will play in the 37th America's Cup
The "divorce" from the previous Italian "Challenger of Record" and the "new weddings" with the British do not suggest that there was a lot of harmony between New Zealanders and Azzurri during the preparations for the 36th America's Cup in challenging pandemic times - because otherwise it would be a continuation of the "marriage" for the Emirates Team New Zealand would certainly have been the easier option than getting used to a new partner again. It is not yet clear what was decisive for the new "Cup marriage" between the Kiwis and the British. One exciting rumor chases the next. Like the idea of a possible exclusive duel between New Zealand and the Cup mother country Great Britain next year in front of the Isle of Wight, where it all began in 1851. Crazy idea? A historic dream scenario? Would the kiwis never do it? Nobody knows exactly at the moment. The British racing team owner Jim Ratcliffe would have the financial means to financially manage such a "Deed of Gift" match to the satisfaction and enthusiasm of the teams involved. He is considered the wealthiest man in Great Britain.
EXCLUSIVE MATCH IN THE MOTHERLAND?
The hotly debated possible "match in the motherland" could just as well be a rumor carefully calculated and cleverly spread by the Kiwis in order to achieve what has already happened: their government beyond the exuberant congratulations from Prime Minister JacindArdern for the early assurance of strong financial support To move support for the follow-up campaign so that the national heroes just don't think about swapping the home sailing paradise New Zealand for one overseas for monetary reasons for the next defense. Currently, the kiwis at the levers of power are making the cup world wait for the future to be sketched - and are fueling the seething rumor mill all the more.
Motivator, Dominator, Terminator: America's Cup winner and Skiff Olympic champion Peter Burling, his flight controller and 49er crew Blair Tuke and the Emirates Team New Zealand remain the measure of all things in the America's Cup. On behalf of everyone, team player Burling raises the heavy jug up into the sky above Auckland
The America's Cup in its showcase in the RNZYS in Auckland
Only the royal connection between the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) in Auckland and the Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) on the Isle of Wight, which actually seems to exist, even if its name has not yet been officially confirmed. All that is confirmed is that there was a challenge that was accepted. It is also confirmed that the British RYS commodore James Sheldon and his team stayed in Auckland for the past few days and watched the grand finale. RNZYS commodore Hayden Porter confirmed to several New Zealand media: "We have received a challenge for the 37th America's Cup. A lot of details will follow; discussions will develop in the coming days, weeks and months. Everything will follow from that It all happened on the water - all the details will be revealed in a little while."
Defeated but upright: The Italian team boss Max Siren and his helmsman Francesco Bruni in a moving moment after the defeat of the Azzurri. The scene was captured by old master Carlo Borlenghi with a sure eye for the big moments
The seventh and final day of racing of the 36th America's Cup to enjoy
America's Cup fans and potential teams for the new cycle hold their breath and wait eagerly for the most important information. The Prada patriarch Patrizio Bertelli, who was stormily celebrated on all front pages in Italy and, due to his persistence in the fight for the America's Cup, has already announced through his Cup sailors that he is ready for a seventh challenge. For this, however, there would also have to be a 37th America's Cup, which is open to all interested challengers. The oldest contested trophy in the sporting world remains a piece of silver of great desire, and not just for Bertelli. For the time being, however, the cheesy, ornate jug is in its well-known showcase in the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's own room - unless it is on one of the victorious team's planned triumphs across the home country.
One of the big winners of the 36th America's Cup is "The Boss": Grant Dalton, as attested by the notoriously critical New Zealand media, with whom Dalton was more than once at odds, is finally out of the long shadow of his legendary with the renewed triumph His predecessor Sir Peter Blake stepped, whose name has stood for New Zealand sailing quality since the Kiwis' first cup victory in 1995. The circumnavigator, cup triumphant and environmentalist Sir Peter Blake, who was murdered by pirates on an Amazon expedition on December 6, 2001, co-founded and heralded the successful cup of his compatriots more than three decades ago. Grant Dalton has long been his sovereign successor. The five-time Whitbread Round-the-World circumnavigator and warhorse had taken over the cup tax for the Kiwis after the depressing 5-0 home defeat in Auckland in 2003 at zero hour. Dalton and his team have come very, very far with his team since then, even if he had to put up with the dramatic 8: 9 defeat of the Kiwis against the Oracle Team US2013 in San Francisco in the interim and almost resigned. But he's too much of a fighter and a proud New Zealander - in good times and bad. After two wins in a row, "Dalts" remains the linchpin in shaping the future of the Cup.
A kingdom for his thoughts: Grant Dalton will have a major influence on the course on which the America's Cup sails into the future
This New Zealand triumphal image with Grant Dalton, skipper Glenn Ashby and helmsman Peter Burling (from right) was created after the Bermuda victory in 2017. It could now be used again, because all key members of the Emirates Team New Zealand stayed and won again together …