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America's Cup World Series Racing Starts TODAY

June 28, 2012


America’s Cup Racing returns to Newport!  The action starts today, June 28 at 12:00pm with the final race on Sunday, July 1.  Here’s what you need to know:

America’s Cup World Series Racing Schedule

Thursday, June 28
11am – America’s Cup Village opens; Exploration Zone open
12pm – 4pm – AC World Series Newport – Championship Racing, fleet and match racing
7pm – America’s Cup Village closes

Friday, June 29
11am – America’s Cup Village opens; Exploration Zone open
2pm – 5pm – AC World Series Newport – Championship Racing, fleet and match racing
7pm – America’s Cup Village closes

Saturday, June 30
11am – America’s Cup Village opens; Exploration Zone open
2pm – 5pm – AC World Series Newport – Championship Racing, fleet and match racing
7pm – America’s Cup Village closes

Sunday, July 1
11am – America’s Cup Village opens; Exploration Zone open
2:30pm – 5pm – AC World Series Newport – Championship Racing, fleet and match racing finals
7pm – America’s Cup Village closes

America’s Cup World Series Race Course













America’s Cup Race Boats


AC45’s
HULL LENGTH -13.45 m (44 feet)
MAXIMUM BEAM -6.90 m (22.6 feet)
MAST HEIGHT – 21.50 m (70.5 feet)
MAST HEIGHT WITH EXTENSION – 25.5 m (83.5 feet)
MAXIMUM DRAFT – 2.70 m (8.8 feet)
DISPLACEMENT – 1400 kgs (3,086 pounds)
WING AREA – 83.5 sqm (900 square feet)
WING AREA WITH EXTENSION – 92.2 sqm (992 square feet)
JIB AREA – 48 sqm (516 square feet)
GENNAKER AREA – 125 sqm (1,345 square feet)
CREW – 5 people

America’s Cup World Series Race Competitors
Six Countries, Eight Boats

ORACLE TEAM USA SPITHILL
San Francisco, USA
Skipper: James Spithill

ORACLE TEAM USA COUTTS
San Francisco, USA
Skipper: Russell Coutts

TEAM KOREA
Gyeonggi, Korea
Skipper: Nathan Outteridge

ENERGY TEAM
Paris, France
Skipper: Loïck Peyron

LUNA ROSSA—PIRANHA
Palermo, Italy
Helmsman: Chris Draper

LUNA ROSSA—SWORDFISH
Palermo, Italy
Helmsman: Paul Campbell-James

ARTEMIS RACING
Stockholm, Sweden
Skipper: Te r r y H u t c h in s on

EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND
Auckland, New Zealand
Skipper: Dean Barker

America’s Cup World Series Viewing


From Land:  The Fort Adams America’s Cup Race Village is the best place from land.  General admission tickets during race days (June 28 – July 1) are $10 per person per day, with children 12 and under free.  Parking at the Fort is $20 during race days or you can hop on Oldport Marine’s water taxi from downtown Newport.

From Sea:  View all the America’s Cup action from aboard a former America’s Cup contender.  We are offering sails from 2-5pm on June 28 to July 1 aboard our America’s Cup 12 Meter yachts. Tickets are $125/person and include race viewing followed by interactive sailing aboard our 12 Meter yachts.  Evening Sail Cruises also available June 28 to July 1!

From Afar:  Watch the racing live from Newport on the America’s Cup YouTube Channel and the Racing Finals will be broadcast live on NBC on July 1.  Here is the link for Day 1 of the racing!

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