Categories: News, PortsmouthPublished On: 13.03.2020321 words1.7 min read

A completely different kind of vessel is coming to the port this summer, as we become the official supporter and provider for the Emirates America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth technical area.

The three international America’s Cup teams, Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL), Prada Luna Rossa (ITA) and American Magic (USA) will house their radical AC75 race boats at temporary team bases within our global cargo terminal Portico, ready for this summer’s racing event from 4 – 7 June.

These 75 foot foiling monohulls – known as AC75 – will be stored and maintained within tents and craned in and out for training and racing sessions each day.

Mike Sellers, Portsmouth International Port’s director said: “We’re honoured to be the official provider for the Emirates America’s Cup World Series Technical Area. As a thriving port we’re glad to play a role in one of the most prestigious global sailing events. These will certainly be some of the more unusual craft we’ve had berthed alongside our quays and will be a remarkable operation to witness.”

“We’re looking forward to supporting this world-class event and are sure this will be a memorable experience for everyone involved. While we’re proud to be home to INEOS TEAM UK, we’ll also make sure our visiting guests receive first class treatment.”

Leslie Ryan, Event Director, Emirates ACWS, on partnering with Portico and the Port: “We are delighted to partner with Portico and Portsmouth International Port, who will host the Technical Area for the Emirates Americas Cup World Series Portsmouth.”

“The race boats are much bigger and more extreme than in the previous ACWS events we’ve had here in Portsmouth.  The port has great infrastructure in place and will provide the perfect base for the overseas AC teams in the build-up to and during the event.”

Find out more on the America’s Cup website

This article is from the Portsmouth International Port website