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Detailed Schedule for the 35th Defense


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Detailed Schedule for 35th Defense of the America's Cup in 2017


On This Page: A detailed schedule for 35th Defense of the America's Cup in 2017, including dates from the Regatta Protocol, and references to the applicable articles.

Detailed Schedule:

See important notes below regarding dates.  All dates are subject to change by event organizers. Please confirm all dates before making any travel or business plans, and make such plans at your own risk.
Last updated June 1, 2016. Protocol dates reflect changes through Amendment 4.  Amendment 5 was released in May 2015, primarily affecting optional payment arrangements for the teams. Corresponding updates in the detailed schedule shown on this page are pending.

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Date Category Item Reference
2013      
September 25, 2013   Golden Gate YC wins the 34th America's Cup  
2014      
June 2, 2014   Protocol signed  
  AC Reconnaissance Restrictions apply with publication of Protocol Art. 41
Prior to start of entry period AC62 AC62 Class Rule to be published (was published June 7) Art. 35.1
June 9, 2014 AC Early challenge period opens Art. 15.1
Within 7 days of confirmation of challenge FIN $1M entry fee; $25K ACPI fee; $50K website expense contribution Art. 16.3
July 3, 2014 ACWS AC45 Class rule due (was published July 3, Read AC45 Rule (pdf)) Art. 35.1
August 8, 2014 AC Early challenge period closes; Late entries permitted under Art. 15.2 Art. 15.1
With close of entry period   Competitors' ability to sail and race surrogate yachts is restricted, but not prohibited; Art 35.6
With close of entry period   ACEA to publish list of challenges accepted by GGYC, and order, dates, and times of entry Art. 14.4
November 1, 2014 AC Racing Rules of Sailing for America's Cup (RRSAC) to be published Art. 19.1 (d)
November 1, 2014 ACWS 2015 America's Cup World Series (ACWS) format, scoring, host cities and venues due Art 25.1 (a)
November 1, 2014   Commercial Commissioner to publish criteria for crew clothing design Art. 46.8; 57.5
November 8, 2014   Official Competitors to use Official ACEA website as "sole and exclusive" digital presence Art 54.3
November 30, 2014 ACWS Team Branding Guidelines due for ACWS Art. 56.1(a)
December 1, 2014 FIN $100K second entry fee installment due Art 16.4 (a)
December 31, 2014 YAC Deadline for Host cities and venues for up to 2 Youth America's Cup regattas Art. 26.1
December 31, 2014 AC Announcement due for America's Cup Match Host City, Venues, and dates Art. 29.2
December 31, 2014 AC Announcement due for Race Areas of Match Art. 31.1(c )
2015      
January 1, 2015 FIN Insurance coverage required from this date Art 24.1
Within 7 days of the announcement of the Match Venue AC ACEA to share with the teams the weather data obtained during the assessment of the venue Art. 41.1(f)
Within 30 days of announcement of Match venue Yachts Original date for Commercial Commissioner to announce dates when competitors may begin to sail AC Class yachts against other competitors; Revised to one year advance notice via Amendment 4 Art. 35.5 (b)
February 15, 2015 ACQ Original Deadline to announce America's Cup Qualifiers Host City, Venues, and dates; Race Areas (Art 31.1 (a)); Amended to April 15, 2015 Art. 27.3
February 15, 2015 ACCP Original Deadline to announce America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Host City (to be the same as the Match), Venus, and dates; Race Areas (31.1(b)); Amended to April 15, 2015 Art. 28.4
February 15, 2015   Original date to announce Races Areas for ACQ and ACCP; Amended to April 15, 2015 Art. 31.1 (a) and (b)
March 31, 2015 YAC Team branding guidelines due for Youth America's Cup Art. 56.1 (b)
April 15, 2015 ACQ Deadline to announce America's Cup Qualifiers Host City, Venues, and dates; Race Areas (Art 31.1 (a));
(Revised Date, Note 1)
Art. 27.3
April 15, 2015 ACCP Deadline to announce America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Host City (to be the same as the Match), Venus, and dates; Race Areas (31.1(b));
(Revised Date, Note 1)
Art. 28.4
April 15, 2015   Races Areas for ACQ and ACCP;
(Revised Date, Note 1)
Art. 31.1 (a) and (b)
May 1, 2015 FIN $900K third entry fee installment Art. 16.4 (b)
May 31, 2015 AC Rule Modifying AC Class Rule after this date requires unanimous consent, unless teams vote for an earlier date. Rule 4.1
June 4-7, 2015 ACWS Cagliari, Italy
America's Cup World Series
Racing dates June 6-7 Event Cancelled
 
July 23-26, 2015 ACWS Portsmouth, England
America's Cup World Series
Racing dates July 25-26
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August 1, 2015 AC Limitations on number of permitted daggerboards for AC Class and non-AC Class yachts begin Art. 25.10 (a) (iii, iv)
August 1, 2015 ACWS 2016 ACWS format, scoring, host cities and venues to be announced Art. 25.1 (b)
August 28-30, 2015 ACWS Gothenburg, Sweden
America's Cup World Series Regatta
Racing Dates August 29-30
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October 16-18, 2015 ACWS Bermuda
America's Cup World Series Regatta
Racing Dates October 17-18
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December 31, 2015 ALL Team Branding Guidelines due for ACQ, ACCP, and America's Cup Match Art. 56.1 (c )
2016      
February 27-28 ACWS Muscat, Oman
America's Cup World Series Regatta
Read More
May 7-8, 2016 ACWS New York City, NY, USA
America's Cup World Series Regatta
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June 11-12, 2016 ACWS Chicago, IL, USA
America's Cup World Series Regatta
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July 22-24, 2016 ACWS Portsmouth, England
America's Cup World Series Regatta
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September 10-11 ACWS Toulon, France
America's Cup World Series Regatta
Read More
November 18-20 ACWS Fukuoka, Japan
America's Cup World Series Regatta
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150 days prior to first scheduled race of ACQ Yachts Teams may launch AC Class yachts; Specific date to be determined after announcement of America's Cup Qualifiers (ACQ) (see below) Art. 35.4 (a)
2017      
First Quarter 2017
(Dates TBA)
ACWS Proposed Event (unconfirmed)
Location, Dates, To Be Announced
America's Cup World Series Regatta
 
30 Days prior to first schedule ACQ race Yachts Defender may launch second pair of hulls Art. 35.4 (b)
TBA by Commercial Commissioner Yachts Competitors may begin to sail or test an AC Class yacht in coordination with another competitor  
Prior to or within 4 days before ACQ Yachts Defender may substitute hulls if damaged and unrepairable per criteria Art 35.3 (b) (i) (A-B)
May 26-Jun 5, 2017 ACQ America's Cup Qualifiers (ACQ);
Double Round Robin Format;
Bermuda, Dates are Provisional
Art. 27.3(d))
After start of ACQ ALL Sailors may not crew for another competitor beginning with the Qualifiers, and applying throughout the Challenger Playoffs and Match Art. 38
Prior to or within 4 days before ACQ Yachts Defender may substitute hulls if originals damaged and unrepairable per certain criteria Art. 35.1 (b) (i) (C-D)
At conclusion of ACQ Yachts Defender may begin to sail their two AC Class yachts together Art. 35.5 (c)
June 7-12, 2017 ACCP America's Cup Challenger Playoffs (ACCP);
Four Teams in a Match Race Elimination Bracket, Best of Nine (first to five points) Series;
Bermuda, Dates are Provisional
Art. 28.4
June 17-27, 2017 AC America's Cup Match, The 35th Defense;
Best of 13 (first to seven points) Series;
Bermuda, Dates are Provisional
Art. 29
Duration of Match   All ACCP competitors required to maintain bases, display and not dismantle their AC Class yachts Art. 55.11
90 days following last race of Match FIN Competitors to dismantle bases in Host Venue Art. 55.7 (b)
90 days following EOM FIN ACEA to assign all rights and IP to then current trustee Art. 50.2
30 days following Competitors discharge of Protocol obligations FIN Performance bond balance returned to competitors Art. 18.2


Abbreviations: AC=America's Cup, ACQ=America's Cup Qualifiers, ACCP=America's Cup Challenger Playoffs, ACWS=America's Cup World Series, AC45=Yachts for ACWS, YAC=Youth America's Cup, ACEA=America's Cup Event Authority, FIN=Financial and business matters, EOM=End of Match, TBC=To Be Confirmed. Dollar amounts are USD unless otherwise noted. Articles referenced are in the Protocol for the 35th America's Cup (see below).

*Important Note: All dates are subject to change by event organizers.  The dates for the Challenger Qualifiers, Playoffs, and America's Cup Match are based on information that ACEA has termed "provisional."  Please confirm all dates before making any travel or business plans, and make such plans at your own risk.
 


Note 1:
Protocol Amendment 4 revised these dates from Feb 15, 2015, to April 15, 2015.


Additional Links and Info:

Protocol for the 35th America's Cup (pdf, 79 pages, 4.6M)
 


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