by Tim Jeffery
Organizers plan to host a press conference in at the BMW Oracle base in Valencia, Spain on 13 September to reveal three of the four cornerstones of the next competition for the 34th America's Cup:
The Cup - 34th America’s Cup
The year in which it will be held.
The new Class of Boat for the competition.
The competition rules (The Protocol).
The objective for the 34th America’s Cup has been to create the fairest-ever competition, sustainable to teams and their partners with transformed racing to attract the widest possible audience for an event planned for either 2013 or 2014.
A new, dynamic and exciting class of boat will be revealed.
The year of the 34th America’s Cup will also be confirmed.
Negotiations over the host city venue – the fourth cornerstone – continue, but organizers are confident of making an announcement ahead of the December 31 objective.
The Protocol is now finalized and will be formally signed by the defending Golden Gate Yacht Club and the Challenger of Record, Club Nautico di Roma, in a live- streamed ceremony on the official America’s Cup web site.
34th America’s Cup Press Conference
34th America’s Cup year, Protocol and new class of boat announced
September 13, 2010 1300 CET
BMW ORACLE Racing Team Base, Port America’s Cup, Valencia, Spain
Russell Coutts (CEO BMW Oracle Racing Team)
Vincenzo Onorato (syndicate head of Challenger of Record, Mascalzone Latino)