Video above published July 6, 2017: It's fair to say the America's Cup welcome home parade in Auckland was a pretty special day for everyone at Emirates Team New Zealand. The parade in central Auckland on Thursday, July 6th, celebrated the team and their incredible victory and to welcome the return of the America’s Cup to New Zealand for the first time since it left in 2003.
We won the America's Cup!
Video above published on Jun 26, 2017: "We did it. The America's Cup is coming home for New Zealand."
When Emirates Team New Zealand sped through the finish line to win the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda, Emirates Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) became the next defender and trustee of the Auld Mug. And the moment the New Zealand boat crossed the line to win the America’s Cup, the RNZYS accepted a challenge from Luna Rossa’s Circolo della Vela Sicillia (CVS) for the 36th America’s Cup. Representatives from the two teams and clubs will decide on the rules for the next America’s Cup. It is expected that the Protocol will be released in a few weeks, defining (among other things):
- Structure of the organizing body of the event (commercially and sportively)
- Dates of the event
- Class of boat(s) to be used (with Class Rule to follow)
- Regatta format, including preliminary or World Series type events (if any)
- Entry process and associated fees
- Nationality restrictions
- Media/commercial rights restrictions / split between event organizer and teams
- Profit sharing between event organizer and teams
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