The Americas’s Cup World Series runs over two years – 2015-2016 – with points totaled over the series.

Standings at the end of the America’s Cup World Series could determine the winner of the America’s Cup Match in June 2017 by deciding which team starts the AC Match with a one point lead!
If there is a tie at the end of the round robin phase of racing in 2017 (officially the “America’s Cup Qualifiers”) the ACWS standings will be used as the tie breaker. The same holds for eliminating challengers: At the end of the round robin, the four top challengers go on to the semi-finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup. If there is a tie for fourth place, the ACWS standings will determine which team is eliminated.

High points scoring system. Sunday races count double points.

Saturday:  1st place 10 points, 2nd place,  9 points,  third place 8 points, … 6th place 5 points.
Sunday:    1st place 20 points, 2nd place 18 points, third place 16 points, … 6th place 10 points.

So last place on Sunday has the value of first place on Saturday. (Don’t worry, this makes no sense to me either.)

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A majority of the America's Cup challengers agreed with defender Oracle Team USA and decided to drop the AC62 in favor of a new, smaller "America's Cup Class" foiling wing sail catamaran.

Cost savings were only one part of the decision. Have a look at the details hidden in the eye candy photos and videos of the test boats built by Artemis Racing and Oracle to see why the new class will deliver plenty of exciting racing. This Members Only Content shows details of the AC45 "Turbo" boats and videos of their hot performance. Bronze level membership is FREE - all you need is your email address to see this article.  JOIN NOW.

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Jack Griffin

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Are you a world class racing sailor? Or a nautical newbie? Or somewhere in between?  Whatever your level of sailing knowledge, I'll be your personal guide to the America's Cup, giving you all the practical "when-what-where-who" info and taking you backstage to get the insider scoop on the competitors. I'm working for you to find out about cool events happening on shore, and how to watch - on shore, on the water, on TV or online. 


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