Update: 21 April 2014 Cagliari America’s Cup World Series cancelled
As we predicted earlier this month (November 2014), the America’s Cup World Series will kick off in June in Italy. Four America’s Cup World Series regattas have been scheduled in 2015 so far:
- Cagliari, Italy – June 5-7
- Portsmouth, UK – July 23-26
- Gothenburg, Sweden – August 28-30
- Hamilton, Bermuda – October 16-18
Will Oracle Team USA, Emirates Team New Zealand and Team France organize ACWS events in 2015? Perhaps we will find out at the ACEA press conference in New York on December 2.
America’s Cup World Series Racing Format
Each event plans to have practice racing on Friday and two scoring races per day on Saturday and Sunday. This is fleet racing only – no match racing – in one design foiling AC45 catamarans. All the racing in both 2015 and 2016 will be counted together. Final rankings will affect the challenger selection (America’s Cup Qualifiers and America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs) and possibly the America’s Cup Match itself. More info on scoring here.
Artemis Racing’s video to announce the 2015 ACWS in Gothenburg