To reduce costs for the 37th America’s Cup, teams are only allowed to build one new AC75. At the same time, the event introduced the versatile One Design AC40 class that teams will be able to convert and use for testing, component development and Match Race training.
But once converted to the measured One Design AC40 class, these boats will be the platform for the new America’s Cup Women’s Regatta and America’s Cup Youth events that will pave the way to the America’s Cup for the world’s growing pool of women and young sailors. . .
Designed by the America’s Cup defender, the AC40s won’t hit the water until later this year, when challenger American Magic will use the 23ft Persico 69F foiling monohull to train their youth and women’s programme. A series of racing events are planned from September 2022 to February 2023.
Peter McClennen, director of American Magic Women and Youth, highlighted the need for more American sailors to start foiling, and explained that the Persico 69F was chosen because it is the ship the most adequate and advanced team to form the next challengers of the AC40.
While the Persico 69Fs are flown in threes, the AC40 will have four crews which, for the Youth America’s Cup, can be made up of male, female or mixed crews all of which must be 25 and under. There will be no age restriction for the Women’s America’s Cup regatta.
69F US Foiling Select Series 1 – September 29-October 1 – Newport, RI
69F US Foiling Select Series 2 – November 10-13 – Pensacola, FL
69F US Foiling Select Series 3 – December 8-10 – Miami, FL
69F US Foiling Select Series 4 – January 30-February 4 – Miami, FL
Following the publication of the AC37 protocol and the AC75 class rule on November 17, 2021, the AC75 class rule and the AC technical regulations were finalized on March 17, 2022. The registration period opened on December 1, 2021 and runs until July 31, 2022, but late entries for the 37th America’s Cup can be accepted until May 31, 2023. The Defender was due to announce the venue for the match on September 17, 2021 but postponed revealing the venue, confirming it would be Barcelona on March 30, 2022. The 37th America’s Cup will take place in the summer/fall of 2024.
The teams revealed to challenge defender Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL):
• INEOS Britannia (GBR)
• Alinghi Red Bull Racing (SUI)
• Team Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli (ITA)
• NYYC American Magic (USA)
Training calendar: www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2022/04/21/training-calendar-for-37th-americas-cup/
Additional details: www.americascup.com/en/home
Source: America’s Cup Event Limited