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Detailed Schedule for the 32nd America's Cup
Protocol and Racing Dates


  Racing Events noted in Light Blue
  Major Deadlines noted in Red
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Year/Date/Time: Item:
  2003
 
March 2, 2003   Alinghi wins America's Cup, Accepts OracleBMW as Challenger of Record
  Protocol initially recorded
      Original hull surface for modification purposes runs from this date (14.2)  
      ACC's awarded sail numbers before this date are considered "old", after this date are considered "new"  
 
  May 31, 2003   Window closes for designers' team affiliation carryover from 31st Defense, work done with one team after this date restricts designer from working with another competitor (Protocol 13.5)  
 
November 26, 2003   Venue announced
 
December 15, 2003   Terms scheduled to be announced per protocol
      Jury and chairman to be appointed (Protocol 21.1 (a) )  
     
  2004
 
January 23, 2004   Protocol terms agreed
 
January 25, 2004 Protocol terms announced - challenge acceptance period begins
 
March 3, 2004 Accepted competitors gain licensing rights for ACPI controlled trademarks (Terms 19.2)
 
March 31, 2004 Race area must be announced by ACM (Terms 8.2)
Deadline to establish compulsory meteorological service if SNG and GGYC and ACM so decide
Base lease agreement terms due (Terms 9.4)
 
June 16, 2004   Protocol Amended Article 11.2 (d)
 
June 22, 2004 UBS Trophy, Newport, Rhode Island
 
  July 14, 2004   Rule 13 Amended to limit sailors from changing teams after 180 days employment  
 
  July 23, 2004   Protocol Amended Articles 10.2, 16.1, 21.1 (c), and 21.1 (d)  
 
August 1, 2004   Challengers committing to compete in pre-regatta before this time may not participate in more than 5 events (event and non-event regattas) in one year (Protocol 19.4 (b) (ii))
 
September 5, 2004 LV Act 1, Marseille
 
October 1, 2004 Deadline to acquire 'a la carte' design and performance data created before the end of AC 31 (Protocol 13.9)
 
October 5-12   LV Act 2, Valencia
 
October 14-17   LV Act 3, Valencia
 
December 17, 2004
1600h
  Standard challenge acceptance period closes, late challenges accepted until April 29, 2005 (Terms 4.2)
 
December 31, 2004 ACC version 5.0 applies to regattas after this date (Protocol 12.1 (c) )
Participation in pre-regattas by all accepted challengers is now compulsory (Terms 6.5)
     
  2005
 

February, 2005

  Challenger meetings, San Francisco
 

April 29, 2005
1600h

  Late challenge acceptance period closes (Terms 4.2)
         

April 30, 2005

Pre-Regattas after this date are compulsory for Defender and accepted Challengers (Terms 6.5)
     
 

March 15-16, 2005

  Challenger meetings, Valencia
     
 

June 16-22, 2005

  LV Act 4, Valencia (Fleet Racing)
 

 

 
 

June 24-26, 2005

 

LV Act 5, Valencia (Match Racing)
 

 

 

 

August 25-31, 2005

 

LV Act 6, Malmö-Skåne, Sweden (Match Racing)
     
 

September 2-5, 2005

  LV Act 7, Malmö-Skåne, Sweden (Fleet Racing)
 

 

 

 

September 29
 to October 5, 2005

  LV Act 8, Trapani, Sicily (Fleet Racing)
 

 

 
 

October 7-9, 2005

  LV Act 9, Trapani, Sicily (Match Racing)
 

 

 

  2006
         
January 1, 2006 Crew and Personnel may work for only one team after this date (Protocol 13.12)
Appendage and underbody shrouding may begin (Protocol 16.1)
 

April 30, 2006

Challengers as of this date may unanimously amend distribution of available funds (Protocol 4.3 (b) (ii) (C))
 

 

 
 

May 11-16, 2006

  LV Act 10, Valencia (Match Racing)
 

 

 
 

May 19-21, 2006

  LV Act 11, Valencia (Fleet Racing)
 

 

 
 

June 22-July 2, 2006

  LV Act 12, Valencia (Match Racing)
Extended Format
     
  2007
 
  April 1, 2007   Keel Unveiling Day, appendages and underbodies may not be shrouded after this date
 
April 3, 2007   LV Act 13 (Fleet Racing) begins
 
April 6, 2007   Fleet Racing ends (April 7 is a Reserve Day)
 
April 16, 2007   Louis Vuitton Cup: Challenger Selection Series Round Robin 1 Begins
 
April 25, 2007   Challenger Selection Series Round Robin 2 Begins
 
May 14, 2007   Louis Vuitton Cup Semi-final Begins
 
June 1, 2007   Louis Vuitton Cup Final begins (Best of 9)
 
  June 23, 2007

 

32nd Defense of the America's Cup begins;
(Best of 9); start must be a minimum of 10 days after selection of Challenger (Protocol 3.3 (f))
 
June 29, 2007   Earliest possible end of match
 
  September 26, 2007
EOM +90d
  Competitors to dismantle bases unless ACM agrees otherwise (Terms 9.6)
         
 

December 25, 2007
EOM+180d

  Performance security monies to be returned if not forfeited
         
 

December 31, 2007

  Performance bonds, letters of credit, or bank guarantees may expire (Terms 4.4 (b) (ii) C)
      Third-party risk coverage may expire (Terms 24.3)

Please Note that all dates and other event related information on this page are at the discretion of the event organizers, reported here as we believe to be accurate at time of our publication, but are subject to change or correction at any time.  Do not rely on these dates.  Please confirm all dates independently before making travel, business,  or other arrangements.
 


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