Phil Walter/Getty ImagesTeam New Zealand are keen to defend the America’s Cup abroad if the financials stack up.The bidding course of to host the following America’s Cup attracted 35 expressions of curiosity from all over the world. The quantity was revealed as Eire’s Minister of Overseas Affairs up to date his cupboard on the Irish bid to carry the thirty seventh version of the America’s Cup in Cork in 2024. Simon Coveney fronted his colleagues on Wednesday (NZT) and appeared assured about Eire’s possibilities.RNZRNZ’s podcast The Element: Trying again on the 2021 America’s Cup, was it price staging the world’s oldest yacht race right here? Staff New Zealand instigated expressions of curiosity late final yr, with a British firm overseeing that. A confidential choice course of has been underneath means since January. READ MORE:* America’s Cup: Cork claims to be on internet hosting short-list* America’s Cup: Valencia confirms internet hosting bid with $29b fund to dip into* America’s Cup: Authorities confirms no internet hosting deal for Auckland The potential for Staff New Zealand defending the Cup offshore has elevated after a $99m bid by the New Zealand authorities and Auckland Metropolis was turned down as a result of it didn’t stack up financially. Coveney confirmed to his cupboard that Eire had been shortlisted to host the occasion. “There have been initially 34 different nations expressing an curiosity. It was then diminished to 12 or 14 after which diminished to a a lot smaller quantity,” Coveney defined after the cupboard assembly in a report carried by RTE and the Irish Instances. He stated that Eire can “host a implausible thirty seventh America’s Cup, if we’re given the chance to do it. And I believe we’re proper in there with an opportunity to win”.RYAN ANDERSON/StuffAuckland’s hopes of internet hosting the thirty seventh America’s Cup look like sinking. Coveney has been working with Irish Prime Minister Michael Martin and Minister for Sport Catherine Martin on the Cork bid. A choice on the place the following Cup will probably be held is anticipated to be introduced in September. An evaluation group visited Cork final month to look at its suitability for the race. They checked out its technical capabilities for a racing circuit and examined its tides, wind speeds and course, water depth, and berthing amenities. “We predict we are able to host an iconic occasion in an iconic harbour that has monumental historical past and that I believe might generate international curiosity in Eire in Cork, and in one of many high sporting occasions on the planet, which is the America’s Cup,” Coveney stated. “However nothing is for certain. All I can say is we’ve a really credible bid that we have been engaged on for six months. “We now have managed to be a part of a small group of venues that at the moment are nonetheless into account and last selections will probably be made on this within the subsequent six to eight weeks and I believe Eire is positioned in an excellent place.” Coveney listed the America’s Cup because the third largest sporting occasion on the planet, after the Olympics and the soccer World Cup. “It is a little bit bit like Formulation One, it is all about expertise, designs, velocity and naturally media administration,” he stated, saying cost-management was central to their internet hosting plans. “It prices so much to host it. Imagine me, there is a gigantic quantity of labor happening now to place a reputable cost-benefit evaluation in place as a result of for us to reach it will contain a dedication of a really vital sum of money. “We have to ensure that this is smart economically for Eire which I consider it does having seen the numbers and the figures.” Valencia, which hosted the 2007 America’s Cup, has been talked up as one other metropolis on the short-list for 2024.