Like nothing we’ve seen before >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Like nothing we’ve seen before >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Like nothing we’ve seen before >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News
America’s Cup challenger INEOS Team UK (GBR) gives an overview of the new AC75 Britannia in flight. Video uploaded October 28, 2020.

36. America’s Cup
In addition to the challenges from Italy, the US, and the UK accepted during the initial registration period (January 1 to June 30, 2018), eight additional challenge notices had been received by the late registration deadline on November 30, 2018, with eight submissions, entries from Malta , the USA and the Netherlands were also accepted. Here is the list:

• Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL)

• Luna Rossa (ITA) – Herausfordererin des Rekords
• American Magic (USA)
• Malta Altus Challenge (MLT) – WITHDRAWN
• Stars + Stripes Team USA (USA) – UNKNOWN STATUS
• DutchSail (NED) – WITHDRAWN

Of the three late entries, only Stars + Stripes USA are still committed. However, it is unclear what entry payments were made, and no information is known to have actively built a boat or put together a sailing team.

Important America’s Cup dates:
✔ September 28, 2017: 36th America’s Cup protocol published
✔ November 30, 2017: AC75 class concepts published for key stakeholders
✔ January 1, 2018: Entries open for challengers
✔ March 31, 2018: AC75 class rule published
✔ June 30, 2018: Close entries for challengers
✔ August 31, 2018: Venue of the America’s Cup Match and PRADA Cup confirmed
✔ August 31, 2018: Specific race track area confirmed
✔ November 30, 2018: Deadline for submission
✔ March 31, 2019: Boot 1 can be started (DELAYED)
✔ 2nd half of 2019: 2 x America’s Cup World Series events (CALLED OFF)
✔ October 1, 2019: $ 1 million late entry deadline (NOT KNOWN)
✔ February 1, 2020: Boot 2 can be started (DELAYED)
✔ 23.-26. April 2020: Erstes (1/3) America’s Cup World Series-Event in Cagliari, Sardinien (CALLED OFF)
✔ 4.-7. Juni 2020: Zweites (2/3) America’s Cup World Series-Event in Portsmouth, England (CALLED OFF)
• 17.-20. December 2020: Third (3/3) America’s Cup World Series event in Auckland, New Zealand
• January 15 – February 22, 2021: The PRADA Cup Challenger Selection Series
• 6.-15. March 2021: The America’s Cup match

Youth America’s Cup Competition (CALLED OFF)
• February 18-23, 2021
• March 1st to 5th, 2021
• March 8-12, 2021

Start dates for AC75:
6. September 2019 – Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL), Boot 1
September 10, 2019 – American Magic (USA), boat 1; actual start date earlier but not published
2. Oktober 2019 – Luna Rossa (ITA), Boot 1
October 4, 2019 – INEOS Team UK (GBR), boat 1
16. Oktober 2020 – American Magic (USA), Boot 2
October 17, 2020 – INEOS Team UK (GBR), boat 2
20. Oktober 2020 – Luna Rossa (ITA), Boot 2


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