The first America’s Cup World Series regatta confirmed

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The AC75 Class foiling monohulls will make their competition debut next year in Sardinia.

The AC75 Class foiling monohulls will make their competition debut next year in Sardinia.

The first America’s Cup World Series for the 36th Cup cycle will be held April 23-26, 2020, in Cagliari, Sardinia. This is the first event for the new AC75 Class foiling monohulls that will be sailed during the 2021 match.

Teams expected to compete are the defender, Emirates Team New Zealand; challenger of record Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team (Italy); INEOS Team (U.K.); and American Magic and Stars + Stripes (U.S.). DutchSail and Malta Altus Challenge have withdrawn from the competition.

“Sardinia has a well-established reputation as a premier yacht-racing venue,” Vasco Vascotto said on behalf of the Luna Rossa in a statement. “We are looking forward to welcoming the other teams and the America’s Cup World Series fans for what should be a spectacular opening event.”

Team New Zealand CEO Kevin Shoebridge said the ACWS is an important part of the Cup cycle, as it will give a “very clear idea of where each of the teams are in their designs and preparations for the main events in 2021.

“However, with only eight months between Sardinia and the start of the Prada Cup and 10 months until the America’s Cup match, it gives very little time to make necessary changes for teams to make sure they are up to speed,” he added.


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