With 170 years of history of rivalry between teams to achieve the pinnacle of yachting, the America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international sport. It roots back to when an American schooner sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to win a race around the Isle of Wight.
From that point on, the United States became practically unrivalled until 1983 when the Australia II became the first successful challenger to lift the trophy.
Shot on location the signature series America's Cup Insight unfolds in six half-hour specials that carry viewers behind the scenes in voyage of discovery at the very heart of AC35. It inquires on the teams, the top pros, and the amazing new foiling technology. However, beyond the sport aspect there is also a deeper story. Get to know the heroes and their struggles when competing for the America’s Cup.
We are getting ready for the AC35 and we want to look deeper on this event. We will dive into the Director's Cut before taking a quick look at the Challengers that will face off in the Louis Vuitton Cup. Then, we have a word with the defender team, Oracle Team USA before talking with challenger Franck Cammas and Groupama Team France.
Welcome to another episode of America's Cup Insight. Today, we are at the heart of the British challenge inside the Land Rover B.A.R. We will discover more about the team, the players and the big family behind the boat. Also, find out how boundaries are changing the game and find out more about the wings of change.
Plunge into the action with AC35 Insight.
Out of the fray and sitting pretty after winning the Round Robin qualifiers, Oracle Team USA now waits for the winner. Following the script, France says goodbye while the fabulous four New Zealand, Sweden, Great Britain and Japan take on the Louis Vuitton Challenger Playoffs. We will talk with weather guru inside the role of America's Cup meteorologists and close up at the heart of Artemis Racing, the Swedish Challenger.
Emirates Team New Zealand follows the script and gets the pass to take on the Defender for the 35th America's Cup Match. 100% fly-time, 40 knot match races, close scalls, close contact, a helmsmen going overboard... we will take an in depth look at safety in a modern day America's Cup. Then on exclusive: Franck Cammas encounters a rudder blade and we dive into the body gear for the AC50 crews with Thierry Fouchier.
Emirates Team New Zealand take Bermuda by storm as Peter Burling knocks out James Spithill in the first four races. Now, it's an uphill battle for Oracle Team USA at the 35th America's Cup. On the tech specs, we unveil the secrets of speed and why Team New Zealand has delivered a better overall package on their powerful AC50 'Aoateroa'.
Watch the full recap of the AC35 kickoff.
When the out-spending was impossible, out-thinking did the job. Emirates Team New Zealand has dominated the 35th America's Cup Match seven to one to become the new Defender. After nearly two decades, the end of both the Alinghi and Oracle Eras is here and the kiwis are back on the top of the world. We will watch the battles, highlights and comments of this historic victory.