North Sails NEWS

May 26, 2017

America’s Cup racing kicks off tomorrow on Bermuda’s Great Sound. In a series of events from May 26 – June 27, the 35th America’s Cup will feature six top teams battling it out for the oldest trophy in international sport. The defending champions, Oracle Team USA are back this year, faster than ever, and ready to take on a fierce line up in the qualifying series starting tomorrow. View the full racing schedule of the 35th America’s Cup on AmericasCup.com.

North Sails is the Official Sailmaker of the America’s Cup. Our relationship with the event goes back to 1977, when Lowell North skippered the 12 meter Enterprise, outfit completely with North sails. Since 1988, every America’s Cup team, defender or challenger, has used sails made by North.

This year is no exception, with North Sails design horsepower fueling development on the teams, and North 3Di technology featured on every boat.

North Sails President, Ken Read, will lead the America’s Cup viewing audience with engaging commentary of live racing. Race coverage can be viewed on the America’s Cup App and on local broadcast channels. A summary of how to watch can be found here.

Below, watch how the 35th America’s Cup teams are supported by the North Sails design group, and check out the action from opening day in the America’s Cup village.