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America's Cup: Warm-Up beginning for Cascais - Race formats announced

'Courses on Cascais for the first round of the ACWS in AC45’s'    America's Cup    Click Here to view large photo

Sailing fans will get a first look at teams entered for the 34th America's Cup as competitors begin arriving in Portugal next week ahead of the inaugural America’s Cup World Series competition in Cascais.

The regatta is the opening event on the path to the next America’s Cup in 2013. Teams are coming for final training on local waters in advance of the start of the series on August 6.

Cascais marks the first stop of the 2011-2012 America’s Cup World Series, which includes events in Plymouth, England and San Diego, USA before the end of the year, with more events planned for 2012.

The Cascais event signals many firsts in the America’s Cup, including a new format and race course designed to showcase both the exceptional speed and manoeuvrability of the AC45 catamarans and the skills of the sailors. The highlight will be a spectacular, winner-takes-all fleet race on Sunday August 14, where the teams will be vying for not just the Cascais title, but also to put first points on the board for the 2011-12 AC World Series.

34th America’s Cup - AC World Series Cascais 2001 - 9 skippers, l.to r. : James Spithill (ORACLE Racing), Dean Barker (Emirates Team New Zealand) Loic Peyron (Team Energy), Bertrand Pacé (Aleph), Torvar Mirsky (Venezia Challenge). Bottom : Terry Hutchinson (Artemis), Vasilij Zbogar (Green Comm Challenge), Mitch Booth ( China Team), Kim Dong-Young (Team Korea), Russell Coutts (ORACLE Racing) -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=85708_©   Click Here to view large photo

Tight, short race courses are designed to deliver close racing for the fans on shore as well as the online and TV audiences. The innovative regatta format includes a mix of speed trials, head-to-head match racing, and all-out fleet racing with 10 identical AC45s on the line.

'Seeing 10 AC45s jockey for position on the starting line is an image that will set any sports fan’s heart pounding,' said Iain Murray, CEO and Regatta Director, America’s Cup Race Management. 'And the one-on-one match races promise to be even more intense, at just 20 minutes per pressure-filled contest. Every decision – and every mistake - could be a game changer.'

In Cascais, a stunning seaside town offering strong afternoon breeze, racing will take place within meters of shore side spectators on the River Tagus waterfront. Bringing America’s Cup level competition within shouting distance of fans will be one of the highlights of this new America’s Cup cycle.

The Cascais AC World Series will consist of four events over nine days: the Cascais America’s Cup Open, the America’s Cup 500 Speed Trial, the America’s Cup Match Racing Championship and the America’s Cup World Series Cascais Championship – a winner-takes-all race, which is the showcase competition of the Cascais event.

Fleet racing featuring nine teams and ten AC45’s will be the marque event at the America’s Cup World series -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=85708_©   Click Here to view large photo

Cascais AC Open – Held over the opening weekend, this fleet racing event will reveal what the teams are made of both in terms of tactical decision-making and pure speed. The opening weekend will feature up to four fleet races with 10 boats battling for supremacy.

AC 500 Speed Trial – On the opening Saturday, the teams will vie for the title of fastest boat through timed speed trials over a 500-metre course, pushing their wing-sailed AC45 catamarans to the limit.

Speed Trials will be one event in the America’s Cup World Series in Cascais -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=85708_©   Click Here to view large photo

Cascais AC Match Race Championships – The third stage of the competition pits the teams in one-on-one clashes to earn a place in a final showdown on Saturday. Each day will consist of three, 20-minute fleet races to determine the top six teams, who then face off through three match races. Every day of racing produces a ranking of the full fleet. The results over the three days will determine the seeding order for the Match Race Championships.

On the final Saturday, The Match Race Championship will find the six best teams (as determined over the previous three days) battling through a Quarter Final, Semi-Final and Final to determine the Cascais AC Match Race winner.

Match racing in the AC45’s will be one of the four events in Cascais -  Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA ©?nid=85708   Click Here to view large photo

AC World Series Championship Cascais – This title is at stake on the final Sunday in a winner-takes-all fleet race, where all teams will have a shot at glory.

At the end of the overall 2011-2012 AC World Series events, a series champion will be crowned based on the cumulative scores from each event.

Details of the TV coverage for the ACWS have not yet been announced -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=85708_©   Click Here to view large photo






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