'HOT OF THE PRESS'
Americas' Cup Organisers Announce Race Dates for Auckland 2021
MATCH CONDITIONS HAVE NOW BEEN CONFIRMED AND RELEASED ALONG WITH CONFIRMED RACE DAYS.
This is an incredibly exciting time in Auckland. Now it feels real...
Sharon Stewart - Director of Love My New Zealand, Auckland
Match Conditions Have Been Agreed and Accepted
- The wind range for racing in the America's Cup match will be 6.5 to 23 knots Round Robins and Repêchage: 6.5 to 21 knots and Prada Cup Final: 6.5 to 23 knots
- The agreed racing schedule has two races per day planned for 6th, 7th,10th, 12th,13th,14th and 15th March 2021.
- Additional reserve days are scheduled but the intention is to complete the event on the weekend of March 13th and 14th 2021 weather permitting.
- Racing is planned from 4pm onwards on each of the race days.
- The winner of the America's Cup Match will be the first team to score seven points.
- The parties also agreed on certain conditions in respect of the Prada Cup due to be issued by June 30 2020. The racing will consist of four Round Robin sessions over January 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24, followed by a repêchage round over January 29, 30, 31, and February 2, with the first-to-seven-points Prada Cup Final taking place over February 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22.
The above information was taken from a public press release from the America's Cup press release and any further information can be gleaned from www.americascup.com
Only Three Challengers In The Prada Cup
The Prada Cup Round Robin and Repechage schedule includes four round robins, with three races in each round. This means only three teams will be racing. The information we have received infers that Stars + Stripes will not be racing. Following the four round robins, a reechage with seven races has been scheduled. Again the inference that the top team from the round robin will go to the Prada Cup Final and the other two teams will race a first-to-four-points repechage to determine the other Prada Cup finalist.
So We Are Welcoming Visitors with Open Arms
Now we know the race dates, this makes it really clear on how to arrange some great times for our visitors to Auckland.
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