The America's Cup.
The America’s Cup is one of the oldest trophies in international sport and is also seen as the most challenging competitive sailing event, combining the best athletes with the best technology. The duel between defending champions ORACLE TEAM USA and the ultimate challenger, to be held off Bermuda in 2017, will write the latest chapter in the 165-year history of this unique competition. BMW was the first premium automobile manufacturer to participate in the event with the ORACLE BMW Racing team at the 31st America’s Cup 2002/03 in Auckland (New Zealand). A further two campaigns followed with the BMW ORACLE Racing Team, which defeated the defending champions from Switzerland, Alinghi, to win the 33rd America’s Cup in Valencia in 2010.
The Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series.
In the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, the defender and the challengers go head to head at spectacular venues. On board AC45 catamarans, the best yachtsmen and women on the planet put on a display of action-packed sailing all over the world. Six regattas are scheduled for 2016.
THE DEFENDING CHAMPION.
Oracle Team USA.
ORACLE TEAM USA has won the last two America’s Cups. The team, which was founded in 2010 by Larry Ellison and sails under the flag of the Golden Gate Yacht Club (San Francisco), can count on the support of Technology Partner BMW as it strives to complete a “three-peat”.> Oracle Team USA
Which team will make the finals?
Five teams have taken on the challenge of wresting the most coveted sailing trophy in the world from ORACLE TEAM USA. The crew that wins the challenger series in 2017 will have that opportunity in a direct duel against the defending champion.> All challengers