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Detailed Schedule for the 34th Defense


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Detailed Schedule for 34th Defense of the America's Cup in 2013



On This Page: A detailed schedule for 34th Defense of the America's Cup in 2013, including dates from the Regatta Protocol.

Also see:
For just the highlights of regattas dates and major deadlines:
See Simplified Overall Schedule for America's Cup 2013

For racing and event schedule of the Louis Vuitton Cup and America's Cup Match, July, August, and September 2013:
See Daily Race Schedule for 2013 LVC and 2013 America's Cup in San Francisco
 

Major Dates and Deadlines for the 2013 America's Cup:

Scroll down for all dates

Detailed Schedule:

See important notes below regarding dates.  All dates are subject to change by event organizers and competitors.  Please confirm all dates before making any travel or business plans. Last Updated April 10, 2013
 

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Feb 14, 2010 Event GGYC wins the AC    
Feb 14, 2010 Event GGYC accepts CNR Challenge   News
May 6, 2010 Event AC34 first Press Conference   News
Sep 13, 2010 Event Final Protocol released   Protocol
Oct 15, 2010 Boats AC72 Class Rule published (was Sep 30) Prot. Art 29.1 News
Oct 31, 2010 Rules ISAF to appoint Jury Prot. Art 15.1a(ii)  
Oct 31, 2010 Boats AC45 boat details published Prot. Art 29.1  
Nov 1, 2010 Event Challenge acceptance period begins Prot. Art 7.1 & 8.1  
Dec 31, 2010 Rules Draft of Racing Rules of Sailing America's Cup edition (RRSAC) to be published Prot. Art 13.3 Amended (3) from Final RRSAC
Dec 31, 2010 Event Venue selected and dates published
(ACCS, ACDS and AC34 Match)
Prot. Art 24.1 & 25.1 News
2011        
2011 ACWS AC45 to be used for 2011-2012 ACWS Prot. Art 22.5  
Jan 31, 2011 Event Racing Area announced (ACCS, ACDS and AC34 Match) Prot. Art 24.3  
Jan 31, 2011 Design AC45 Handling Equipment Specifications Published Prot. Art 27.4  
Mar 1, 2011 Rules Finalized version of Racing Rules of Sailing America's Cup edition (RRSAC) to be published Prot. Art 13.3 Amended (3) from Dec 31, 2010
Mar 31, 2011 Event Challenge acceptance period ends Prot. Art 7.1 & 8.1  
Mar 31, 2011 $$$ Late entries possible at discretion of GGYC
$200,000 USD Late Fee for entries after this date, due Jun 1, 2011
Prot. 8.1 & 9.1e Amended (3,8)
Mar 31, 2011 ACWS AC World Series 2011: schedule and venues to be announced Prot. Art 22.1a Amended (4) from Jan 31, 2011
May 1, 2011 Design Expressions of interest to participate in the Shared Design Program are requested by this date Regatta Notice 18  
May 12, 2011 Event CNR resigns as COR; KSSS accedes as COR Prot. Art 6.4 News
May 31, 2011 ACWS AC World Series 2011: format, scoring announced Prot. Art 22.1b Amended (4) from Jan 31, 2011
Jun 1, 2011 $$$ $200,000 USD Late Fee due for entries after Mar 31 Prot. Art 9.1e Amended (3,8)
June 10, 2011 $$$ Competitors must have signed agreement to purchase at least one AC45 yacht and paid deposit Prot. Art 9.3 Amended(8)
Jul 1, 2011 Event Official Website is now the only permitted online web space for Competitors ("social media" excepted) Prot. Art 51.1 Amended (8) from Jun 1
Jul 1, 2011 ACDS ACDS format to be determined by GGYC Prot. Art 26.2  
Jul 31, 2011 Design AC72 Handling Equipment Specifications Published Prot. Art. 27.4 Amended (5) from Jan 31
Aug 1, 2011 $$$ $100,000 USD Entry Fee due Prot. Art 9.1c Amended (3,7,8) from $1.5m, $200K
Aug 6-14, 2011 ACWS AC World Series Regatta - Cascais, Portugal   Announced Apr 1
 Sep 10-18, 2011 ACWS AC World Series Regatta - Plymouth, England   Announced Apr 1
Oct 20, 2011 Event Event Logo Defined   Amened(10) from Jan 31
Oct 31, 2011 ACWS AC World Series 2012: format, schedule, venues TBD Prot. Art 22.1  
Oct 31, 2011 Design Specifications of Onboard communication system notified to Competitors Prot. Art 38.4  
Nov 12-20, 2011 ACWS AC World Series Regatta - San Diego   Announced June 15
Dec 10-18, 2011 ACWS AC World Series Regatta #4* - Initially listed in early 2011 materials, but schedule was revised    
Dec 31, 2011 $$$ $800,000 USD Second Performance Bond is due Prot. Art 9.1d Amended (3) from $1.5m  on Jul 31
Dec 31, 2011 Event Full description of Courses to be published (ACCS, ACDS and AC34 Match) Prot. Art 12f  
2012        
2012 ACWS 2011-12 ACWS Regattas continue    
Jan 1, 2012 Boats Sailing a Surrogate Yacht (catamaran >10m LOA other than AC45) is now restrained Prot. Art 29.4  
Feb 17-25, 2012 ACWS Possible AC World Series Regatta* - Did not take place    
Apr 1, 2012 Boats AC72 Measurement Inspection completed
(Constructed-In-Country compliance)
Prot. Art 29.2a & 12g(ii) Amended (3) from Dec 31, 2011
April 6, 2012 Boats AC45 Wing Spar extension to be acquired by all teams Prot. Art 29.12(a) Amended (11)
Apr 11-15, 2012 ACWS AC World Series Regatta - Naples, Italy
See: Naples Main Page | Naples Schedule
  Announced Sept 14, 2011.
 May 15-20, 2012 ACWS AC World Series Regatta - Venice, Italy
See: Venice Main Page | Venice Schedule
  Announced Sept 4, 2011. Was May 19-27
Jun 28-Jul 1, 2012 ACWS AC World Series Regatta - Newport, RI, USA
See: Newport Main Page | Newport Schedule
  Announced Aug 12, 2011
Jun 30, 2012 ACWS End of 2011-2012 ACWS Period Prot. Art 22.3 Amended (7)
Jul 1, 2012 ACWS Start of 2012-2013 ACWS Period - Eight ACWS regattas total expected through Jun 2013 Prot. Art 22.3 Amended (7)
Jul 1, 2012 Boats Teams may launch their first AC72 yacht; "First AC72 Sailing Period" through Jan 31, 2013, permits 30 days sailing Prot. Art. 29.2 (b,c) Amended (8) from Jan 1, 2012
Jul 4, 2012 ACCS Louis Vuitton Cup/ACCS format to be agreed upon by a majority of the Challengers and the Regatta Director Prot. Art 25.3 Amended (12) from July 1, 2011
Aug 1, 2012 $$$ $200,000 USD Entry Fee for all competitors Prot. Art 9.1e Amended (3) from €1m, (8) from $100K  & (14) from Jun 1, 2012
Aug 21-26, 2012 ACWS AC World Series Regatta - San Francisco
See: ACWS San Francisco August
  Confirmed Mar 27, 2012
Oct 3-7, 2012 ACWS AC World Series Regatta - San Francisco
See: ACWS San Francisco October Main Page and Daily Schedule
  Confirmed Mar 27, 2012
Oct 31, 2012 ACWS Formats, schedules, venues due to be made public for AC World Series 2013 Prot. Art 22.1  
2013        
2013 ACWS 2012-13 ACWS Regattas continue; possibly additional regattas to be held pre- or post-AC34 Prot. Art 22.2  
Jan 1, 2013 Design Designers may no longer be shared among Competitors Prot. Art 33.1 Amended (3,8) from Apr 1, 2012; from Jun 1, 2012
Jan 1, 2013 Design Design or Performance data may no longer be shared among Competitors Prot. Art 33.2 Amended (3,8) from Apr 1, 2012; from Jun 1, 2012
Jan 31, 2013 Boats "First AC72 Sailing Period" Ends Pro. Art. 29.2 (c) Amended (8)
Feb 1, 2012 Boats Competitors may launch second AC72 Prot. Art 29.2 (b) Amended (8) from Nov 1, 2012
Feb 1, 2012 Boats Between now and May 1, competitors may sail each AC72 yacht up to 45 days. Prot. Art. 29.2 (e) Amended (8)
April 16-21, 2013 ACWS AC World Series Regatta - Naples, Italy
See ACWS Naples 2013 Main Page
Read Press Release Was May 16-19
May 1, 2013 Boats No restrictions on AC72 sailing days from date Prot. Art. 29.2 (f) Amended (8)
Jul 4-Sep 1 2013* Event Challenger Selection Series: Louis Vuitton Cup (ACCS)
San Francisco, AC72 boats
See Regatta Schedule Was July 13 start
Jul 4-Sep 1 2013* Event Defender Trials (simultaneous with Challenger Selection)
San Francisco, AC72 boats
See Regatta Schedule Was July 13 start
Sep 7-22 2013* Event America's Cup Match - The 34th Defense
San Francisco, AC72 boats
See Regatta Schedule  
2013 $$$ End of Match plus 180 days: Surplus Revenue determined. Funds distributed after additional 90 days. Prot. Art 41.3  
2014 35th AC Annual Series of AC35 Regattas to begin 9 months after AC34 match Prot. Art 41.3(iv)  
2018 35th AC AC35 Match to be held within 5 years after AC34 match Prot. Art 41.3(v)  
       

*Important Note: All dates are subject to change by event organizers.  Please confirm all dates before making any travel or business plans.  The 2011-2012 America's Cup World Series dates were announced in February 2011, and modified in April and October 2011; March 2012; and November 2012.  The 2012-13 America's Cup World Series dates were first announced in October, 2011, and modified in March, 2012; and January 2013.  For more detail on ACWS changes see ACWS Schedule Page  In July 2011, the Louis Vuitton Cup start date was changed to July 4, 2013 from July 13, 2013.  In August, 2012, a revised preliminary race schedule for the Louis Vuitton Cup and America's Cup Match was issued.

Please confirm all dates before making any travel or business plans, and make such plans at your own risk.  Consider refundable or flexible reservations and travel insurance in case schedules change.

Related Links:

At America's Cup Official Web site: View Press Conference Video
and Read more about AC72 Class
 


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