The calendar for the 2013 America’s Cup ‘Summer of Racing’ in San Francisco has been released, culminating with the America’s Cup Finals from 7 to 21 September, when the defending champion, Oracle Team USA, will face the winner of the America’s Cup Challenger Series - the Louis Vuitton Cup.
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The season begins with opening day on 4 July before racing starts in the Louis Vuitton Cup to select the top challenger. The finals for the Louis Vuitton Cup begin on August 17. The first team to win seven races will become the challenger and advance to race Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup Finals.
Between the Louis Vuitton Cup and the America’s Cup Finals, at least ten national teams of sailors, aged 19-24, will compete in AC45 catamarans at the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup from 1 to 4 September. This new event is designed to create a pathway towards competing in the America’s Cup.
2013 America's Cup Schedule – Highlights
July 4: Opening Day
July 5: AC72 Fleet racing – all Challengers and the Defender
July 7: First day of racing, Louis Vuitton Cup (America’s Cup Challenger Series)
August 17: First day of racing Louis Vuitton Cup Finals
September 1 - 4: AC45 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup
September 7 - 21: AC72 America’s Cup Finals
September 9, 11, 13 – Superyacht Regatta
Download the full race calendar here
6 February 2013 22:42 GMT