Page updated 24 March 2017 by Jack Griffin
How the event is to be run, how to resolve disputes, how the Challenger will be chosen, format for the America’s Cup Match. Download the Protocol here. Summary of key Protocol points here.
America’s Cup Class Rule – limits what the designers are allowed to build: 49 foot long foiling wing sail catamarans with a crew of six. Download the AC Class Rule here. Learn about design challenges here.
Racing Rules of Sailing, America’s Cup Edition (RRSAC) – Download the Racing Rules here. The America’s Cup uses a special version of the RRS. The RRSAC has some important changes to the RRS. Perhaps the most notable change is in the rule about rounding a mark, Rule 18. Explanation and video here.