Time flies when it comes to the America’s Cup and in just three months a lot of questions will be answered with the kick-off of the very first AC75 regatta. Armare Ropes is an Official Supplier to Emirates Team New Zealand for the 36th America’s Cup Campaign.
The opening event of the three-regatta America’s Cup World Series circuit, the ACWS Sardegna – Cagliari (23-26 of April), is a key milestone in this America’s Cup edition as teams and fans all around the world will get some indication of how these revolutionary flying monohulls will race against each other ahead of the Prada Cup Challenger Series and the 36th America’s Cup Match in 2021.
The waters off Cagliari will form the racecourse for the competing America’s Cup teams with racing starting on the 23rd. The race course, positioned just outside the port of Cagliari, will have a windward leeward configuration – with an upwind start to ensure a conventional match race pre-start – and the free-to-enter race village on the city’s waterfront on Via Roma will be open from 10:00 until 21:00 hours each race day with a huge range of experiences for everyone.
For those not able to attend in person, stay tuned to americascup.com for broadcast and live streaming options will soon be announced. But Sardinia is just the beginning of a 2020 full of action. Not long after, the teams will move to Portsmouth (UK) where the second ACWS event will take place from the 4th to the 7th of June. The culmination of the America’s Cup World Series will then see the teams congregate in Auckland (New Zealand) for the third and final event from the 17th to the 20th of December 2020 with the regatta raising the prospect of the teams racing their second AC75s for the very first time.
The Defender Emirates Team New Zealand once again surprised most of their fans launching a scaled-down test boat on the 22nd of January. “Te Kāhu” plays a vital role in their lead up to their second boat. A strategy opposite to that of the Challengers that used their test boats to build their first gen AC75s. Is this a good call? Only time will tell.
Have you ever wondered what a foiling AC75 looked like up close? Thanks to Emirates Team New Zealand and this amazing video you can find out…