• Levels 3-4
  • 20 Jul 2023
  • 1 min read

Emirates Team New Zealand and the America’s Cup

The America’s Cup (sometimes known as the Auld Mug) is the oldest sporting trophy in the world that is still competed for. From its beginnings in 1870, the cup is highly contested and prestigious to this day. The 36th America’s Cup was hosted in Tamaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (Auckland, New Zealand) and successfully defended by Emirates Team New Zealand, beating Italy’s Luna Rossa 7 – 3.  

Incredible development of the boats, showed 75-foot monohulls, flying across the water of the Hauraki Golf.   

In this resource, students will exploring the incredible engineering, design and technology that goes into the development of these boats and how the sailing technology has changed and developed over time. As well as, finding out more about New Zealand’s sailing history along the way.