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Sailing Takes Flight

Sailing Takes Flight!

The best sailors, the fastest boats! The Racing in Portsmouth is an edge of your seat and adrenaline fuelled spectacle which sees the world’s best sailors racing on foiling, wing-sailed catamarans that ‘fly’ on foils at astonishing speeds of up to 40mph and just metres away from the spectators on shore!

Racing for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is geared around the two race days on the weekend and a 90 minute TV window, during which all the racing takes place each day. The intention is to run two races on each day, although there is scope to have up to three races within the TV window.

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Super Sunday counts for more!

Each race on Saturday counts for 10 points to the winner, 9 points for second etc.

Each race on Sunday counts for 20 points to the winner and 18 points for second etc.

Winner of the weekend

All the boats count all results across the weekend and the team with the most points will be declared the winner of that round of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series.

​Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series '15 / '16 Series Winner

The series winner will be the team with the most points, counting every point that they have received from each of the different rounds of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series 2015 / 2016.

In 2015 there were three rounds (Portsmouth, Gothenburg and Bermuda) and in 2016 the aim is to have an additional 6 rounds with the dates of Portsmouth and Chicago already released.

​After the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series

In 2017 the teams will start training on the new AC Class Yacht, bigger at 15mts long compared with the AC45 and also wider at 8.48 mts, giving a more powerful platform that is driven by a bigger rig than the AC45.

The first time these boats will compete, is in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, where the challenging teams will be reduced to just four teams. In this series the WINNER of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series starts the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers with a 2 point advantage, so all the racing in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series gives the winner a significant advantage in getting through the next round. (The second place overall in the 2015 / 2016 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series starts the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers with a one point advantage.)

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