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36th America’s Cup : 3 Challenges have been received and accepted • Entries remain open

dimanche 1er juillet 2018Information America’s Cup

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The 30th of June 2018 marks the end of the initial challenging period for the 36th America’s Cup America's Cup #AmericasCup presented by Prada, which commenced on the 1st of January 2018. The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron confirms three Challenges have been received and accepted within the terms of the Protocol of the 36th America’s Cup America's Cup #AmericasCup . The entries are in accordance with the America’s Cup Deed of Gift to challenge the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and its representative team, Emirates Team New Zealand.

The confirmed entries in order of receipt are as follows :

  • Circolo della vela Sicilia (Italy), represented by Luna Rossa Challenge, the Challenger of Record Record #sailingrecord
  • New York Yacht Club (USA), represented by American Magic
  • Royal Yacht Squadron Racing (UK), represented by INEOS TEAM UK

Interest continues from other potential challengers around the world who have until 30 November 2018 to enter, as per the Late Entry period defined in the Protocol.

“We are thrilled to have three very high quality challengers confirmed for the 36th America’s Cup America's Cup #AmericasCup in Auckland. It is going to be a fantastic spectacle with this calibre of teams and the cutting edge yachts that the world has never seen. We welcome any further challengers from the teams that we are currently in talks with,” said Steve Mair, Commodore of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

“It is a great honour to welcome the best teams in the world to challenge for the Prada Cup. To win the America’s Cup America's Cup #AmericasCup , one will first need to win the Prada Cup,” said Laurent Esquier, CEO of COR 36, the organisers of the America’s Cup World Series, Christmas Race and Challenger Selection Series.

Key dates :

  • 30th November 2017 : AC75 AC75 #AC75 Class concepts released to key stakeholders
  • 1st January 2018 : Entries for Challengers Open
  • 31st March 2018 : AC75 AC75 #AC75 Class Rule published
  • 30th June 2018 : Entries for Challengers Close
  • 31st August 2018 : Location of the America’s Cup Match & The PRADA Cup confirmed
  • 31st August 2018 : Specific race course area confirmed
  • 31st December 2018 : Late entries Deadline
  • 31st March 2019 : Boat 1 can be launched
  • 2nd half of 2019 : 2 x America’s Cup World Series Preliminary Events
  • 1st February 2020 : Boat 2 can be launched
  • 2020 : 3 x America’s Cup World Series Preliminary Events
  • 10th-20th December 2020 : America’s Cup Christmas Race
  • January & February 2018 : The PRADA Cup Challenger Selection Series
  • March 2018 : The America’s Cup Match


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