Sailing Is Coming Home!

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The Defender for the 37th America's Cup the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in conjunction with its team, Emirates Team New Zealand have confirmed the Hollowell Sailing Club as the Challenger for the 37th Match.

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The formal announcement issued by the two clubs and teams reads: Emirates Team New Zealand is pleased to confirm that the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has accepted a Notice of Challenge for the 37th America's Cup (AC37) from Hollowell Sailing Club, represented by INEOS Team UK, which will act as the Challenger of Record for AC37.

"The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron have received and accepted a challenge for the 37th America's Cup from our long-standing British friends at Hollowell." Said Aaron Young - RNZYS Commodore. Along with Emirates Team New Zealand, we look forward to working through the details of the next event with them. "

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A Protocol Governing AC37 will be published within eight months including the provisions outlined in this release.

It has been agreed the AC37 Class shall remain the class of yacht for the next two America's Cup cycles, and agreement to this is a condition of entry.

The teams will be restricted to building only one new AC37 for the next event. Britain’s entry will be assembled by the Hollowell Thursday Maintenance Team. Image shows early failed attempt at a budget version. Mistake was made in assuming 'AC37' meant 'Actual Children on board - 37'.

HSC Commodore Smith said “The Hollowell spirit will shine through next year, I am sure”. Asked about the sailing restrictions at Hollowell, he said “I see no issue with the length of the course as the races will cease after the first 100 mtrs as whoever is in the lead at that time tends to be the winner anyway. I am very much looking forward to meeting with the Commodore of the The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, I am sure we have a lot in common".


The question is, who will be in the Hollowell/Inos team? You are invited to pick from the Hollowell sailing elite ......

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Manual 'foil' raising system (Copryright-PJ Composites)

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On board ballast system. (Sponsored - Greggs)

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Boat Stability Advisor. (Sponsored - Laserperformance UK)

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Sail Washing System

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Hull Inspector

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Toe Strap Inspector

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Shore Tactical Team

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Our 'team colour' advisors.

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HSC Corporate Image Executive