30 January 2017

2017: The Year Of The America’s Cup and New Framework Agreement

This is the year of the America's Cup

Video above published Jan 1, 2017: 2017 is the year that the 35th America's Cup will be decided, and only one team can take home the oldest trophy in international sport. Will it be the Defender's ORACLE TEAM USA again? Or one of the five worthy challengers? Only time will tell.
  • Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers & Challenger Playoffs --Bermuda 26th May - 12th June 2017
  • Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals: Bermuda 20-21st June 2017
  • America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton: Bermuda 17-18th & 24-27th June 2017 

New Framework Agreement Creates Strong Future For The America’s Cup:

Video above published Jan 25, 2017: A vision for the future of the America’s Cup has been agreed by current competitors that would see long-sought stability and continuity in the competition for the oldest trophy in international sport. This unprecedented agreement lays out a framework for the cycle of events, and the type of boats that will be used, allowing fans teams and commercial partners to plan for the future.

New framework for America's Cup | RoyalGazette.com: "During a press conference at The House of Garrard in London, United Kingdom where the America’s Cup trophy was originally crafted in 1848, skippers and team leaders revealed a framework agreement that would cover the next two editions, the 36th and 37th America’s Cup, due to take place in 2019 and 2021 respectively. Racing in the 35th America’s Cup will take place in Bermuda in May/June of this year and the 36th America’s Cup cycle will commence thereafter. “Today we can announce that a new framework agreement has been created, determining the format of the next two America’s Cup cycles, its protocols and its class rules,” announced Martin Whitmarsh, the CEO of Land Rover BAR, a challenger for the 35th America’s Cup ..." read more at link above.

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