America’s Cup Teams and Info

If you are new to the yacht racing sport, you might want to know some information about the competing teams in the upcoming America’s Cup 2021. Here is the list of all the teams that will be participating in the 36th America’s Cup 2021.

This page will be updated regularly with the team news of every team. Find the latest boats, their specifications, and high-quality images from right here. If you want to know about how to watch upcoming America’s Cup 2021 Live Stream, check our comprehensive guide on the topic on our homepage.

Emirates Team New Zealand.

emirates team nz boat

Team New Zealand or TNZ is a sailing team based in Auckland, New Zealand representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

Team New Zealand became a household name in their home country following their consecutive wins in the America’s Cup in 1995 and 2000, under the leadership of Sir Peter Blake, when becoming the first team from a country outside the United States to win and successfully defend the America’s Cup. In 2017, skippered by Glenn Ashby, they went on to retake the America’s Cup.


Ineos Team UK

Ineos Team UK boat

INEOS TEAM UK is a British sailing team based in Portsmouth, England.

The team was established in 2014 with the intention to bring the America’s Cup to the United Kingdom. The team joined forces with INEOS in 2018. In 2021 the team will challenge for the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland, New Zealand, and will race for Royal Yacht Squadron Racing.

The team is backed by INEOS Founder and Chairman Sir Jim Ratcliffe and led by the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, Sir Ben Ainslie, who is Team Principal and Skipper


New York Yacht Club (American Magic)

New York Yacht Club (American Magic) Boat

The New York Yacht Club (NYYC) is a private social club and yacht club based in New York City and Newport, Rhode Island. It was founded in 1844 by nine prominent sportsmen. The members have contributed to the sport of yachting and yacht design. As of 2001, the organization was reported to have about 3,000 members. Membership in the club is by invitation only. Its officers include a Commodore, vice-commodore, rear-commodore, secretary, and treasurer.

The America’s Cup trophy was won by members in 1851 and held by the NYYC until 1983. The NYYC successfully defended the trophy twenty-four times in a row before being defeated by the Royal Perth Yacht Club, represented by the yacht Australia II. The NYYC’s reign was the longest winning streak as measured by years in the history of all sports.

The NYYC has entered the 2021 America’s Cup under the syndicate name American Magic.

Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team

Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team boat

Luna Rossa Challenge (Italian: literally, Red Moon Challenge), originally named Prada Challenge, is an Italian sailboat racing syndicate first created to compete for the 2000 America’s Cup. The team has won the Louis Vuitton Cup once, in 2000, and therefore was the Challenger for final America’s Cup race against the defending champion team, losing to Team New Zealand. It is sponsored by Prada, and from 2005 also by Telecom Italia.

On 26 June 2017, Grant Dalton announced Luna Rossa was the Challenger of Record for the 36th America’s Cup. On 13 March 2018, Jimmy Spithill, skipper for the team in the 2007 Louis Vuitton Cup, announced he was returning to Luna Rossa Challenge. to compete for the Cup once again in 2021.

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