sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : America's Cup World Series - Final showdown set for Newport
America's Cup World Series - Final showdown set for Newport

'America’s Cup World Series Venice 2012'    © Gilles Martin-Raget    Click Here to view large photo

The inaugural champion of the America’s Cup World Series will be decided in Newport, Rhode Island on July 1, the final day of racing in the series. Under the spotlight of a nationwide audience on NBC, the grand finale will witness one of eight teams win the title.

Oracle Team USA’s Jimmy Spithill holds pole position for the Championship by four points from Dean Barker’s Emirates Team New Zealand. Artemis Racing is in third place and looking to improve but skipper Terry Hutchinson will be mindful of Frenchman Loïck Peyron’s Energy Team, who are making a late push for the podium, just six points back in fourth, but coming off a win in Venice.

'Newport will be a fantastic event, and it will be great to see the America’s Cup back in town,' Spithill says. 'We’re going there to try and wrap up the season. That’s been our goal and it’s obviously something we’d like to win.'

The format for the four days of Championship Racing in Newport (June 28-July 1) has been released by Regatta Director Iain Murray and the pressure will come on in the final day of racing, when both the Match Racing and Fleet Racing titles for Newport will be decided in one race showdowns.

Five fleet races will be scored in Newport with the final contest on Sunday weighted more heavily; a good result there is critical for a high finishing position. In match racing, the teams will be seeded into a quarter-final elimination round (best of three) on Thursday with the winners advancing to a one race knock-out round in the semi-finals on Saturday before the winner takes all final on Sunday.

Artemis Racing has won the last two match racing series in Naples and Venice. A good result in Newport could see the team move up into second place for the season.

'I've spent a fair bit of time in Newport, Thursday night racing in the J24 fleet,' Hutchinson said. 'It will be different in the AC45, but Newport offers a great race course with lots of underwater obstacles. It is also shifty and puffy, with plenty of current, a lot like Plymouth.'

The AC500 Speed Trial, which doesn’t score points for the season championship, is scheduled for Saturday afternoon. This has become a crowd favorite at the AC World Series, especially on windier days, with the teams flying down a 500-meter track in pursuit of the fastest run.

Eight crews from six countries are competing in the 2011-12 AC World Series, including: Artemis Racing (Sweden), skipper Terry Hutchinson; Emirates Team New Zealand (New Zealand), skipper Dean Barker; Energy Team (France), helmsman Loïck Peyron; Luna Rossa Challenge (Italy), with two boats, helmsmen Chris Draper and Paul Campbell-James; Oracle Team USA (USA) with two boats, skippers James Spithill and Russell Coutts; and Team Korea (Korea) with skipper Nathan Outteridge.

China Team has informed event organizers that they will not compete in Newport but intend to develop young Chinese sailors through the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup as a bridge to a future all-Chinese America’s Cup sailing team.

America's Cup website


by Jane Eagleson

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=98342

1:41 AM Tue 12 Jun 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2011-12 America's Cup World Series

Related News Stories:

05 Jun 2012  America's Cup: Paul Cayard interviewed on Artemis wingsail break
21 May 2012  Fisher's View: Day 4 ACWS Venice - Big crowds for slow day in Venice
21 May 2012  AC World Series Venice - Final day images by Carlo Borlenghi
21 May 2012  America's Cup World Series - Artemis Racing victorious in Venice
21 May 2012  AC World Series Venice - Oracle Team USA Spithill holds 4-point lead
21 May 2012  AC World Series Venice – Memorable final day for Energy Team
20 May 2012  AC World Series - Oracle Team USA Spithill takes the day in Venice
20 May 2012  AC World Series Venice - Artemis through to Match Racing Finals
20 May 2012  Fisher's View: Day 3 ACWS Venice - Light winds make for short courses
20 May 2012  America’s Cup World Series Venice – Difficult Day 3 for Energy Team
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii






























































Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3
Sailing through STEM Night at California YC
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Unsatisfactory conditions on day 4
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video   
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up   
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany   
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2   
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23   
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland remains out front   
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing   
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature   
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston   
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio   
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3   
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster   
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1   
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day   
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Tactical evening ahead for the fleet   
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT