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FILE - In this June 26, 2017 file photo Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling, left, and teammate Blair Tuke cross the boat during the ninth race in America's Cup sailing competition against Oracle Team USA, in Hamilton, Bermuda. The defending America's Cup champions and Olympic gold medalists have launched a New Zealand team in the SailGP global league. Two of the world's most accomplished sailors, will serve as co-CEOs of the Kiwi team, which will join the circuit during the rescheduled second season next year. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, file)

New Zealand sailing stars Burling, Tuke, to lead SailGP team

Aug. 6, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

Defending America’s Cup champions and Olympic gold medalists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have launched a New Zealand team in the SailGP global league. Two of the world's most accomplished sailors, Burling and Tuke will serve as co-CEOs of the Kiwi team that will join the circuit during the rescheduled...

This July 25, 2020 photo provided by 11th Hour Racing shows the 11th Hour Racing Team during training off the coast of Concarneau, France, after a long winter of modifications. The team will sail the boat across the Atlantic to Rhode Island starting Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, as it shifts its training base for the next Ocean Race, which has been delayed a year to 2022 due to COVID-19. (Amory Ross/11th Hour Racing via AP)

11th Hour Racing heads back across Atlantic to Rhode Island

Jul. 31, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With the coronavirus pandemic affecting sailing as much as it has other sports, an American-based team planning to compete in the next Ocean Race will relocate from France back to Rhode Island. Newport-based 11th Hour Racing will leave France on Saturday aboard its 60-foot foiling monohull...

American Magic is 1st Cup challenger to sail in New Zealand

Jul. 27, 2020 1:45 AM EDT

The New York Yacht Club’s American Magic has become the first challenger to sail on the New Zealand waters where the America’s Cup will be contested next year. American Magic sailed its foiling 75-foot monohull Defiant for nearly seven hours on Waitemata Harbor on Monday New Zealand time (Sunday in...