Rule Britannia?
June 26th, 2014
01:25 PM ET

Can a knight and a duchess rule the waves?

The America's Cup has existed since 1851 and not once has Britain won it in the intervening years. But is that about to change?

The British challenger for the event's next running in 2017 is certainly the strongest, the one that has all the right ingredients for success.

For one it has royal approval from Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. She's probably the most famous person on the planet right now, certainly the most photographed, and to have her present for the official Cup challenge launch of Ben Ainslie Racing was an unbelievable coup.

But her role doesn't stop there. She's a keen sailor herself and, rather than just being a face of the team, she wants to have a hands-on role as well. FULL POST

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September 25th, 2013
10:00 PM ET

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'Flying machines' elevate America's Cup to new levels
Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA in action during race three of the America's Cup finals. (Getty Images)
September 9th, 2013
11:22 PM ET

'Flying machines' elevate America's Cup to new levels

The first thing to say about this year's America's Cup between Team Oracle USA and Emirates Team New Zealand is that the racing has been amazing - and it is not often you can say that in sailing.

To watch boats literally flying - up and out of the water, and only held into it by tiny carbon foils - has been mind-blowing. I've watched it from all angles and just did not expect to be as impressed as I was. FULL POST

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August 16th, 2013
12:19 PM ET

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August 15th, 2012
06:43 PM ET

The day that changed everything

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