Racing on the bay promises to be packed with thrills, chills and most likely spills as the teams seek to challenge oracle team USa for the glory of holding aloft the coveted america’s cup trophy. Keep track of your favorite team as it progresses through
the Louis Vuitton cup round-robins, semifinals and finals in July and
august on marinmagazine.com/americascup. the championship schedules are listed below along with September’s Red bull youth america’s
cup in September. and those brave enough to guess the outcome can
enter our Race for the Cup contest and win a dinner at a local restaurant:
submit your picks to marinmagazine.com/cupwinner by august 1. S.M.
The month of July features an opening ceremony and fleet racing event
(July 4 weekend) and the warm-up series for the LV Cup main event.
LOUIS VUITTON CUP FINALS
WHAT TO EXPECT The final series of the “play-offs,” the Louis Vuitton
Cup finals reveal which team’s investment of two years of design,
testing and training ultimately pays off. This series will feature two
30-minute races a day, over seven days.
STRATEGY CALL Take the first seven wins and you are headed to the
America’s Cup finals. The winner will get a week to rest up, recover
and repair if necessary, before taking on defender Oracle.
AMERICA’S CUP FINALS
WHAT TO EXPECT The granddaddy of the summer of sailing, the
America’s Cup finals will feature two 30-minute races per day until
there is a victor (future dates will be announced). Expect tight, tactical
racing in the more moderate September breezes.
STRATEGY CALL Time for the teams to leave it all out on the water.
This is where two competitors will need to find the edge, without falling over it. The first to register nine wins will sail away with the trophy.
September 7 (live on NBC)
September 8 (live on NBC)
RED BULL YOUTH
September 1– 4
WHAT TO EXPECT A new event
for the Cup, the Red Bull Youth
America’s Cup will see future
stars of the sport competing in
AC45s in what promises to be
some of the most exciting racing
of the summer. Featuring some of
the world’s top 19- to 24-year-old
sailors, it includes national teams
from Australia, France, Germany,
Portugal, Sweden, and Switzerland
and two teams each from New
Zealand and America (San Diego
and San Francisco).
STRATEGY CALL Teams will all be
competing together, fleet-race
style, with a low-point scoring system, so it’s all about finishing at the
top, as consistently as possible.