America's Cup World Series
San Diego Regatta Schedule and Format
The primary change from the Plymouth schedule and format is reducing the number of seeding races from six to three, over one day instead of two, though the structure of the Match Racing Championship brackets is essentially the same.
Basic Format Day-by-Day:
First Saturday and Sunday:
Port Cities Challenge:
Three fleet races will be sailed each day on the Opening Weekend. The Port Cities Challenge features one 40-minute fleet race followed by two 18-minute fleet races. Five of the nine teams competing will be designated to represent local cities. See Port Cities Challenge Results
San Diego Match Racing Championship:
Fleet Racing and Speed Trial: Wednesday
Three Fleet Races:
Three Fleet Races are planned, the first race 40-minutes in length and the second and third races to be 18 minutes long. The results of the Fleet Racing set up seeding for match racing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. All Match Races are planned to be 18-minutes in length.
AC 500 Speed Trial: Two runs for
Match Racing Brackets: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday:
Semi-Final Match 1 (Seed #2 vs. Seed #3). Semi-Final Match 2 pits the winner of the Qualifying Round against Seed #1. The Semi-Finals are a best-of-three series. All Match Races are planned to be 18-minutes in length.
Placing Matches, and Finals.
The Placing Matches allow the losing teams from the Qualifying and Semi-Finals to sort out final placings. The Placing matches are single-race.
The winner of Semi-Final Match 2
faces the Winner of Semi-Final Match 1 from Friday in the
best-of-three series Final to decide the San Diego Match Race
Championship. All Match Races are planned to be
18-minutes in length.
AC 500 Speed Trial:
San Diego Fleet Racing Championship:
One 40-minute fleet race will be
held. Points from finish position in this race are carried
through for a Season Fleet Race Championship. Scheduled to begin
at 1:55 pm PT.
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