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EVENT INFORMATION.

The 35th America’s Cup.

EVENT INFORMATION.

The 35th America’s Cup.

Event Information.The 35th America’s Cup.

Sailing enthusiasts and sports fans around the world have been eagerly awaiting the 26th of May 2017. On this day, the 35th America’s Cup gets underway; it is the most technologically challenging regatta in the world and is the battle for the oldest international sporting trophy. The best sailors in the world will go head to head in thrilling match racing duels on “flying catamarans” off the coast of Bermuda. You don’t want to miss the Formula 1 of sailing: This page contains all the important information and news on the event – and information on how to follow the event.

 

BMW is on board the 35th America’s Cup as "Global Partner" of the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA), the event organizer. BMW is also supporting ORACLE TEAM USA as Technology Partner. The team’s mission is to win the America’s Cup for the third consecutive time. The two partnerships take the premium automobile manufacturer’s involvement as a partner of global competitive sailing to a new level.

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SCHEDULE.

For one whole month, from 26th May to 27th June, Bermuda will be at the heart of the sailing world. The 35th America’s Cup promises to be a spectacular regatta. The side programme features the glorious history of the America’s Cup (America’s Cup J Class Regatta), as well as the future (Red Bull Youth America’s Cup) and much more. You can find the detailed schedule here:

AMERICA’S CUP LIVE ON TV.

The 35th America’s Cup races will be broadcast live by NBC/NBC Sports in the United States. Alternatively, you can follow the races in the America’s Cup app. The organiser will also keep sailing fans up-to-date on social media with plenty of posts and photos. For details on all the options, see the America’s Cup website here: 

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...AND ACTION!

The races for the 35th America’s Cup is in full swing. Catamarans that can reach speeds of up to 100 km/h push the best sailors in the world to the limit. We present the best and most spectacular photos from this week here.

HOW TO WIN THE AMERICA’S CUP.

The first stage is the “Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers”: Each team races against every other competitor twice. One point is awarded for each win. The top four challengers qualify for the “Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs”. Each playoff duel consists of a maximum of nine races. The first yacht to record five wins advances. The teams are split into two semi-finals. The two winners then race in the “Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs Finals”.

 

The “America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton” features the Defenders ORACLE TEAM USA against the best Challenger. If one of these two teams has collected the most points of any participant in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, one bonus point will be awarded for the America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton. Each win in the “America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton” is worth one point. The first team to reach seven points is the winner of the 35th America’s Cup.

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CURRENT STANDINGS.

From 26th May to 27th June it will be decided: Who will win the most coveted sailing trophy in the world? Will the ORACLE TEAM USA get their third win in a row? Or will a fifth nation join the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland on the list of winners of the “Auld Mug”? Keep up-to-date with the current results any time via the link below.

THE VENUE.

The 35th America’s Cup will take place in the Great Sound of Bermuda for the first time. This great bay in the heart of the island state forms a natural amphitheatre and provides the perfect backdrop for spectacular races with “flying” America's Cup catamarans and their world-class crews. You can find information about the location of the Team Bases and the America’s Cup Village here:

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