Please select your home edition
Edition
SailX 728x90

America's Cup- No public announcement of World Series today

by Richard Gladwell on 1 Feb 2011
The AC45 will be used in the first rounds of the ACWS when it is staged ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget © http://photo.americascup.com/

With the deadline for announcement of the America's Cup World Series venues and dates just hours away, it seems that there will be no public announcement by the deadline specified in the Protocol for the 34th America's Cup.

Earlier today, Sail-World asked the spokesperson for the America's Cup Event Authority Stephanie Martin, as to whether the announcement would be made on the deadline of 31 January 2011. The Protocol requires that the Venues and Dates for the the 2011 regattas in the ACWS will be announced by 31 January 2011, to allow teams and others reasonable time for preparation.

The ACWS is a new preliminary series for the 34th America's Cup consisting of a series of 13 regattas around the world initially utilising the AC45 catamaran being test sailed in Auckland at present, before switching the the AC72 the larger catamaran that will be used in the 34th Match for which the Louis Vuitton Cup will be held starting in July 2013.

ACEA's Stephanie Martin told Sail-World in response to a query as to whether there would be an announcement today (being the 31st January in San Francisco): 'For the ACWS, we plan to publish both the host venue locations and dates at the same time, and right now, we're working with our host venues to finalize dates and event details. So we plan to publish in the coming weeks. We're really pleased with the choices we have for both the 2011 and 2012 AC World Series, and look forward to sharing them soon.'

In response to a comment that ACEA could be in breach of the Protocol for the 34th America's Cup, if the prescribed date were not met, she responded:

'For deadlines in the Protocol, that is the date by which we must inform the competitors. In the case of the ACWS and our Jan 31 deadline, the Competitor Forum has been updated. Once we make the information public, we'll post it to ac.com as well (under the Gallery section).'

On the 31st December 2010, with another Protocol deadline looming for the announcement of the Venue for the 34th America's Cup, the call went down to the wire with San Francisco being confirmed as the venue, with less than a business day remaining - after the Defender had won the America's Cup almost ten months previously.

The Venue announcement advised that the Defender would in fact be defending in their home waters, after a tortuous negotiation process involving public and secret venues.

The America's Cup Protocol can be read by http://www.americascup.com/media/files/m1050_2010_09_09_Protocol%20for%20the%2034th%20Americas%20Cup.pdf!clicking_here. Clause 22 governs the America's Cup World Series.
Bakewell-White Yacht DesignSouthern Spars - 100Barz Optics - Floaters

Related Articles

America's Cup - Oracle Racing win in Court but with collateral damage
Oracle Racing have had another claim against them by a former crew member dismissed. Oracle Racing have had another claim against them by a former crew member dismissed. Mitchell focussed largely on the circumstances of the matter and introduced into the public arena some interesting documents to support his claims.
Posted on 23 Apr
Terrific battle in Oyster Regatta Antigua finale
On the final day, two of the three Classes were so close that the winners were decided on the last race. On the final day, two of the three Classes were so close that the winners were decided on the last race. Spectacular sailing conditions prevailed with a brisk 20 knots of wind from the south east. Oyster yachts are built to sail the oceans and revelled in the conditions.
Posted on 12 Apr
34th America's Cup - Oracle pumping claims are flawed - Update
Claims that Oracle Team USA broke the manual propulsion rules in the 34th America's Cup are seriously flawed Claims by an American journalist, Bruce Knecht that Oracle Team USA broke the manual propulsion rules in the 2013 America's Cup are seriously flawed. The allegations received considerable airplay in New Zealand on Friday and over the weekend.
Posted on 6 Mar
America's Cup - Another win for Oracle Team USA in California Courts
America's Cup Defender, Oracle Team USA has been successful in its legal effort to swat away another complaint America's Cup Defender, Oracle Team USA has been successful in its legal effort to swat away a complaint brought by former Oracle Team USA crew member, Matthew Mitchell. Mitchell's complaint against his former team was dismissed by a San Francisco Court on Wednesday. The amount of damage/injury claimed was stated as $400,000.
Posted on 12 Feb
America's Cup - No action against Kiwi sailor, but rule changes made
The International Sailing Federation has changed the process for Rule 69 Hearings in line with CAS recommendations One of the Oracle Team USA crew members found by the International Jury to have been involved in boat tampering activities with the America's Cup World Series regattas ahead of the 34th America's Cup has not been further penalised by the International Sailing Federation.
Posted on 19 Nov 2015
America's Cup - ISAF and Cup Jury summonsed by California Court
Five members of the AC34 Int Jury and the Int Sailing Federation have been summonsed by a San Francisco Court The International Sailing Federation, the controlling body for world sailing, and the five individuals who made up the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup have been summonsed by a San Francisco Court, to answer a lawsuit.
Posted on 9 Sep 2015
Dean Barker's Blog - Back into the racing
Five times America's Cup helmsman Dean Barker gives his view on his split with Team New Zealand and life since Writing on his blog at Kiwi Yachting Consultants' websites, of which he is a substantial shareholder and director, five times America's Cup helmsman Dean Barker gives his view on life since Team NZ. This is my first blog for quite some time. In fact since September last year when I was still a part of Team NZ racing in Istanbul for the Extreme Sailing Series.
Posted on 20 Apr 2015
America's Cup- Mitchell fires new salvo at ISAF Jury Officials
Matthew Mitchellhas advised that he has filed complaints of Gross Misconduct against all five Americas Cup jury members Matthew Mitchell, previously a member of Oracle Team USA, has issued a media release advising that he has filed complaints of Gross Misconduct against all five Americas Cup jury members with the sport's International governing body (ISAF). This action follows on from his recent claims about the actions of another team member Simeon Tienpont, now with Challenger Luna Rossa.
Posted on 5 Feb 2015
America's Cup- Oracle crew mate lodges ISAF complaint against Tienpont
Last Friday, former OTUSA's Matthew Mitchell issued a media release stating that he has lodged a complaint with the ISAF Last Friday, former Oracle Team USA team member, Matthew Mitchell issued a media release stating that he has lodged a complaint with the International Sailing Federation over the actions of a fellow crew member, Simeon Tienpont, and inaction by the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup, in San Francisco.
Posted on 28 Jan 2015
America's Cup- Oracle crew mate lodges complaint against Tienpont
OTUSA's Matthew Mitchell has issued a media release stating that he has lodged a complaint with the ISAF Former Oracle Team USA team member, Matthew Mitchell has issued a media release stating that he has lodged a complaint with the International Sailing Federation over the actions of a fellow crew member, Simeon Tienpont, and inaction by the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup, in San Francisco.
Posted on 23 Jan 2015