29 Mar 2011

China enters America's Cup

6:30 am on 29 March 2011

For the second time in America's Cup history, China has entered a team to challenge for the oldest sporting trophy in the world.

China Team, with the full support of the Chinese Government, is the 8th challenger for the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco in 2013.

China Team says their boat will be built in China, and ready to sail by February 2012.

The 34th America's Cup has taken a big step into the future, with teams sailing the AC72, a very hi-tech, wing-sailed multihull.