May 26 – about June 27
The opening race of the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda will be race one of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers between the Defender, ORACLE TEAM USA, with two time America’s Cup winner Jimmy Spithill and his crew looking to start their defense of the cup against Groupama Team France, led by Franck Cammas.
Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York, 2016 © Stephen Cloutier/PhotoGroup.us
“Bermuda is gearing up for what I believe will be the greatest America’s Cup ever and, with Bermuda’s beautiful Great Sound as the stage for the 35th America’s Cup, we have the perfect location for a truly iconic, world-class sports event” said Russell Coutts, CEO of the America’s Cup Event Authority. “We also have a range of exciting support events which will combine to make this an unmissable five weeks of sailing action, including the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup which will showcase the best national youth teams from around the world racing in AC45 foiling catamarans, currently taking centre stage in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series. In addition we have the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta and the America’s Cup J Class Regatta, featuring the most spectacular superyachts afloat today and some of the most famous America’s Cup yachts of old, all racing on the turquoise waters of Bermuda. The combination of all these elements add up to why I firmly believe this will be the greatest America’s Cup ever."
For a full calendar of the on-water action, and for more news about the event between now and the start of action on 26th May 2017, stay tuned to www.americascup.com
To see video of America's Cup 2013 in San Francisco, click here.