The Protocol of the 36th America’s Cup, approved by all the parties involved – defender and challengers – allows all the teams to build test boats in order to develop their second and ultimate AC75 before the final competitions and the Cup in early 2021. However, the rule states that the test boat must never exceed 12 metres in overall length.
The first of these test yachts has just been launched on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 in Auckland. She has been christened TE KAHU. We’ll come back to the new options that Emirates Team New Zealand wants, but it can already be said, as can be seen on the main section. Read on.