Emirates Team New Zealand are the current leaders of the America’s Cup World Series having won in Gothenburg last year and more recently in New York.
They are by far the most established sailing team in recent America’s Cup history competing in all events since Fremantle 1987, except the 2010 Deed of Gift match.
Two times winner of the America’s Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand has proven to be a leading innovator in sailing.
Most notably, Emirates Team New Zealand were the team to successfully develop and bring foiling into the mainstream of America’s Cup and all of sailing.
The team’s two victories were at San Diego in 1995, beating American team Stars and Stripes 5-0 and at Auckland in 2000, beating Italian team Luna Rossa 5-0.
The move to multihulls in the 2013 America’s Cup regatta had been widely signalled following the 33rd America’s Cup in 2010. Emirates Team New Zealand had to become masters of multihulls. The hard work paid off in San Francisco in 2013 as the team blasted their way through the challengers’ elimination series, to take on Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup finals.
The Americans won the best of 17 regatta 9-8 following an epic comeback spearheaded by Sir Ben Ainslie.