America's Cup 2013:
Official Order of Entry
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Challengers for the 2013 America's Cup
in Order of Entry
April 6, 2011 (Last Updated Dec 11, 2011)
Below is the official order of entry for the Challenger
candidates for the 2013 America's Cup, with dates of submittal and official
See more details about the teams on CupInfo's Challenger List
All of the teams above except Luna Rossa met the initial March 31, 2011, deadline for entry. Luna Rossa was permitted as a late entry.
Team Australia, Venezia Challenge, and the undisclosed teams failed to meet subsequent requirements, generally understood to be primary financial issues.
Why Does the Order of Entry Matter?
If the current team acting as COR is eliminated from competition in the normal course of racing during the challenger selection series, the official duties of the COR fall to the next challenger (in order of acceptance) who is still competing. This process continues as teams are eliminated until finally the Louis Vuitton Cup winner becomes the ultimate Challenger of Record and faces the Defender in the America's Cup Match.
Also, in the event an acting Challenger of Record withdraws their challenge, the next challenger in line would become the Challenger of Record. See the 2013 America's Cup Protocol, Article 6.4, for details (excerpted below). The official order of entry also helps determine priority for receiving the team's AC45 yacht.
Club Nautico di Roma/Mascalzone Latino resigned on May 12, 2011, and the KSSS represented by Artemis Racing became the COR. A resignation by the COR is unusual, but not unprecedented. KSSS/Artemis Racing lost in the Louis Vuitton Cup Semi-Finals, and on August 10, 2013, Royal New Zealand YS became the COR.
For reference, here is Article 6 of the Protocol for the 34th Defense of the America's Cup, governing succession of the role of Challenger of Record. (CNR refers to Club Nautico di Roma):
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