In close quarters, but not mad: the Netherlands will fight for the America’s Cup

The United team of the Royal yacht club of the Netherlands and massago Royal yacht club became the sixth candidate for the 36th America’s Cup. This is the third of the eight “late orders”, approved by the organizers.

Earlier, the luck was with Altus Challenge the Royal Malta yacht club Malta and the Stars & Stripes Team USA of the American yacht club of long beach (state of California).

“This is really good news for competition in Auckland in 2021. The reality is that the more teams chasing in Prada Cup Challenger Selection Series, the more spectacular will be taking place on the water and the greater will be the economic impact of the Cup for Auckland and New Zealand. The latter has always been the overarching challenge for Emirates Team New Zealand, as long as we won the Cup in 2017,” — said in comments the current owners of the Cup on the official website of the competition.

Now the competition in Auckland will participate for seven teams. This is a record number of participants since 32 of the Cup in Valencia (Spain) in 2007.

In addition to the mentioned teams, for the Cup will also compete with American Magic (USA), Luna Rossa (Italy) and Team UK’s INEOS (UK).

However, has not yet resolved the question of how Auckland will accommodate the number of guests. Earlier, the organizers reported that in the Wynyard point will be enough space for a maximum of five teams of applicants. One of the possible outputs in this situation — the extension of Hobson Wharf near the Maritime Museum of New Zealand. But it is this construction for the sake of saving taxpayers ‘ money, the organizers tried to avoid.

It is noteworthy that the concept of the Park of the competitions that Emirates Team New Zealand unveiled by the end of 2017, means all the seven databases.

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