With the victory of Team New Zealand in 1992 the competitions of the America's and the Louis Vuitton Cup were moved to Auckland. With 1987 (Perth, Australia), were the ACs 2000 and 2003. these 3 ACs were held in the southern hemisphere. With the sail numbers JPN 44 to USA 61 18 new yachtswere built.RUS 24 was converted so radically that she had to be newly classified with RUS 62. But her Russian Challenger cancelled his registration to the LVC very soon.Because as only one Yacht Club in New Zealand nominated his defence, there was no Defender selection series.USA 53 (Young America) broke and first during a race in the LVC across the center . It could be prevented but their sinking or capsizing.
The Team New Zealand reached its peak in this competition. With the black magic NZL 60, they designed a top yacht and defended with their professional crew the America's Cup 2000 successfully.
NZL 60 "Black Magic"successful Defender of the AC 2000
ITA-45 "Luna Rossa"unsuccessful adversary ofthe AC 2000
With the victory of Team New Zealand in 1992 the competitions of the America's and the Louis Vuitton Cup were moved to Auckland.
New Zealand NZL 60 winner of the America’s Cup 2000
The New Zealand syndicate reached with the recent AC victory with the NZL-60 the peak of its success.The design has been improved with the so-called "kink-bow."That means that during the official measurement the max. Waterline of 90 feet will be not exceeded But if the yacht heels this bow enlarges the construction waterline length according the physical law, "The longer the water line, the faster the boat - or" the length is running. Another improvement was the "Millennium Mast", a special design of a diamond rig which resulted in a lighter and stronger mast. The horizontal tail fins on the bomb were then extended to the boat's width and set to height the vertical fin. Again when the yacht heeled, the moving up and"shortening keel fin" will be "extended" by the deeper diving fin.
“ Luna Rossa” ITA-45 unsuccessful challenger of the America’s Cup 2000The team Prada Challenge eliminated with ITA-45 Paul Cayard’s AmericaOnes / USA -61
The famous Argentinean yacht designerGerman Frers had already drawn. Gardinis5th "Il Moro di Venetia". The team Prada Challenge eliminated with ITA-45 Paul Cayard’s AmericaOnes / USA -61 in the finals of the LVC but missed the AC.