The bare facts

Former Team New Zealand and later Land Rover BAR technical director Andy Claughton looks at what we know so far and what we should – and should not – expect during the run-up to America’s Cup 36 in 2021

During this July Ineos Team UK launched their test boat, the first physical evidence that preparations for the 36th America’s Cup are underway. The latest Cup Protocol permits teams to do on-the-water testing in any yacht that is less than 12m long. Other than this all sailing must be done in the AC Class yachts (AC75s) under the restrictions of the Protocol.

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