RNZ Yacht Squadron confirms Cup challenge

Last updated 07:20 08/08/2014
Grant Dalton
Reuters
ANOTHER CAMPAIGN: Grant Dalton, the boss of Team New Zealand's America's Cup campaign, has big plans.

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Alberto Contador extends Giro d'Italia lead as Philippe Gilbert wins 18th stage Coast to Coast to allow schools to compete as multisport event heads in new direction Chicago Blackhawks force NHL Western Conference decider with Anaheim Ducks Phil Costley out for fourth Christchurch marathon title Quiz: Test your sports knowledge - May 29 New Zealand make strong start to lead medal table at Taekwon-Do world champs Commonwealth Games stars David Nyika and David Light set for heavyweight clash New Zealand's Lisa Carrington eyes perfect World Cup canoe sprint season New Zealand runner Zane Robertson aims high as he steps up to 10,000m distance French fashion house Louis Vuitton expand their role in America's Cup with new deal

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has lodged a challenge for the 35th America's Cup.

Outgoing commodore Steve Burrett announced on Thursday night at the Squadron's annual meeting that the challenge would go ahead.

The Squadron will be represented by Team New Zealand.

Challengers had until 7pm on Saturday night (NZT) to notify the defending yacht club, San Francisco's Golden Gate Yacht Club, of their intentions.  

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has been involved with all but one New Zealand America's Cup campaign since 1987, winning at San Diego in 1995 and successfully defending the prized trophy at Auckland in 2000.

"New Zealand has a distinguished history in the America's Cup and we expect Emirates Team New Zealand will once again make New Zealand proud, just as it has done many times in the past," Burrett said.

"We wish the team well and we look forward to contributing to the success of the 35th America's Cup."

Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton said it was pleasing to be able to challenge for the America's Cup again.  

"This is the official start of a long, hard journey. We do not underestimate the challenges ahead," he said.

"We look forward to working with the other teams to create a great event."

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Shane Cameron beat Kali Meehan on Saturday?

For sure. Cameron will knock him out.

It will be close but I think Cameron on points.

Meehan will knock him out. This is his last fight.

I'm tipping Meehan to win on points.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content