New Zealand Wrestles for The America’s Cup

New Zealand Wrestles for The America's Cup
New Zealand Wrestles for The America's Cup

Usually, the hurricane season in Florida begins around June and the forecasts for this year were particularly violent, as a result, Terry Hutchinson faced a serious problem. He wanted to leave his base in Pensacola with his team, but he could not pull off the planned move to headquarters in Newport. Finally, the American changed his plan. Hutchinson is going to travel to Auckland earlier than usual because he wants to move to his base and get a boat on the water in order to prepare for the America’s Cup earlier than planned. But there is a significant obstacle that can ruin this plan. New Zealand keeps its borders closed for foreigners. This robust course of foreclosure has helped New Zealand in the current crisis so far, so the population is also solidly behind the measures. New Zealand has proven to be a safe country. Should an exception be made for these American sailors? Terry Hutchinson tries to ask for the permission nicely without making anyone annoyed, but the action must be taken, otherwise, the America’s Cup challenger American Magic will run out of time. In any case, the team of Hutchinson loaded the AC75 DEFIANT onto a freighter in Pensacola and going to Auckland.

Hutchinson Has Good Arguments

However, the global economy is still suffering from the consequences of the unexpected crisis, so does New Zealand. That is the only wild card when it comes to the question of whether the America’s Cup can take place between January and March of 2021 as it initially planned. The country has already cancelled or postponed many significant events, but the Cup event is still on the plan so far. After all, the teams that take part on this event leave a lot of money that would be necessary for national economy after the crisis. After all, a whole superyacht fleet follows the Americans Cup. 120 ship owners want to come to Auckland, even if there is space for 75 yachts only. The America’s Cup brings them all to New Zealand. They have highly specialized orders implemented by the local shipyards. Terry Hutchinson believes that there are good arguments for a special permit on entry. That is the only reason why his team has already loaded their AC75 Defiant and sent them on a trip to New Zealand. It is still not clear whether the crew will be able to follow their ship, it takes a high risk because they assume that they will be able to agree on how to deal with the teams in the country.

AC75
AC75

However, this must happen before the equipment arrives in Auckland at the end of the month. These applications have now been submitted by both the Americans and the British with their INEOS team. After all, the New Zealand government gave the permission to one Hollywood company to make Avatar 2, so there might be a hope for sailors, Terry Hutchinson and his team.