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Previous America's Cup Events
And Related Racing 2004-2016

Official America's Cup Events:


Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series: 2015-2016

Photo:©2016 CupInfo


July 2015-October 2016



Five challenger candidates and the Defender raced at 10 cities around the world in build-up to the 2017 America's Cup.

At CupInfo:
Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Main Page



America's Cup 2013: The 34th Defense

Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA race in the 2013 America's Cup.  Click image to  read more.  Photo:©2013 Guilain Grenier
 Photo:©2013 Guilain Grenier


September 7-25, 2013
San Francisco, USA

Challenger: Emirates Team New Zealand
Defender: Oracle Team USA

At CupInfo:

Main Page:
2013 America's Cup Match main page




Louis Vuitton Cup: 2013

Italy's Luna Rossa AC72 chases Emirates Team New Zealand in the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup.  Photo:©2013 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget
 Photo:©2013 Chris Cameron/ETNZ


July-August 2013
San Francisco, USA

Three challenge candidates, Sweden, Italy, and New Zealand, competed to become the 34th Challenger for the America's Cup.

At CupInfo:
2013 Louis Vuitton Cup page




America's Cup World Series: 2011-2013

Oracle Spithill left the fleet far behind to win Race 6. Click image to enlarge and read Day 4 quotes.  Photo:©2012 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget
 Photo:©2012 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget


September 2011-April 2013

Up to 12 teams raced AC45 Catamarans in cities around the world.

At CupInfo:
America's Cup World Series 2011-2013 Event Coverage

2013 America's Cup Teams

2011-2012 ACWS Schedule



America's Cup 2010: The 33rd Defense

Photos:©2010 Gilles Martin-Raget


February 2010
Valencia, Spain

Defender:  Société Nautique de Genève
Challenger: Golden Gate YC

At CupInfo:
America's Cup 2010 Main Page with Results, Links to News Stories, Quotes of the Day, and more.

America's Cup 2010: The Teams Basic facts about the boats and sailors with links to photo galleries

Match Schedule




America's Cup 2007: The 32nd Defense
And the 2007 Louis Vuitton Cup

Photos:©2010 Gilles Martin-Raget


April-July 2007
Valencia, Spain

Defender: Société Nautique de Genève
Challenger: Emirates Team New Zealand

At CupInfo:
America's Cup 2007 Main Page Results and Stories for the America's Cup Match

2007 Louis Vuitton Cup Main Page Results, Stories, and more for the Challenger Selection Series -- Finals, Semi-Finals, and both Rounds Robin.

Defenders and Challengers
The 2007 America's Cup Teams, The Defender and 11 Challengers



Louis Vuitton Acts: 2004-2007

Photo: ©2007 Thierry Martinez/Alinghi


Around Europe

Thirteen Louis Vuitton Acts from 2004 to 2007 served as preliminary regattas for the 2007 LVC.  Combining match racing and fleet racing, the Acts brought America's Cup events to cities in France, Sweden, Italy, and Spain.

See CupInfo's Louis Vuitton Acts page for links to each regatta, with Results and Stories.



Related Racing Events:


Louis Vuitton Trophy

Around the World

Photo:©2009 Ian Roman/Team Origin

Four Louis Vuitton Trophy regattas were held to give America's Cup teams and hopefuls a chance to sharpen their skills on matched pairs of ACC yachts.
CupInfo's LVT Main Page

Also see individual event coverage:
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai Nov 2010
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice, France Nov 2009


Louis Vuitton Pacific Series

February 2009
Auckland, NZ

Photo:©2007 Bob Grieser/

The Pacific Series in Auckland was a beacon of hope during the darker days of the slog to the 33rd Defense.  Ten teams lined up for two weeks of match racing on evenly tuned pairs of ACC yachts.

Results, Race Reports, Feature Stories:
See Louis Vuitton Pacific Series Main Page
Auckland NZ, Feb 2009



Trofeo Desafío Español

November 2008
Valencia, Spain

Photo:©2008 Carlo Borlenghi/Alinghi

The Trofeo Desafío Español was the annual regatta of CNEV, too late to legitimize their America's Cup challenge.  Alinghi, TeamOrigin, Luna Rossa, and Desafío Español competed in this three-day event.

John Crisp reported from Valencia for CupInfo:
The Beast Awakens

Observations:  Day 1 | Day 2
Conclusions: Looking Back After Day 3

Race Reports:
Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3


UBS Trophy

June 2004
Newport, RI, USA

Photo:©2004 CupInfo

Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing, at the time the new Defender and Challenger of Record, held this friendly exhibition event in Newport following the 2003 America's Cup.

See CupInfo's UBS Trophy recap page


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