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New Monohull Boat Design Unveiled For 2021 America's Cup

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 22 / 17

The boats teams will race at the 2021 America's Cup in New Zealand "will feature monohulls, a departure from the catamarans used during this year’s competition in Bermuda," the designers said on Monday, according to Rory Carroll of REUTERS. The "futuristic-looking," 75-foot long boats have "wi...

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NZOC Records Record Loss In '16

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NZ Rugby Posts Record Revenue

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Museum Stand's Time May Be Up

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Saints Tape Over NBL Logo On Uniform

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SBW To Replace BNZ Logo With Plunket

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