Americas Cup Regatta 10-18 september 2012

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Americas Cup week sailing regatta has all the ingredients for a fantastic week. The event in September will attract thousands of international visitors and large crowds are expected to watch the world’s best sailors in the world’s fastest boats competing in the spectacular natural amphitheatre of Plymouth Sound.

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Americas Cup Regatta - The event

There will be four events over nine days: the Plymouth America’s Cup Open, the America’s Cup 500 Speed Trial, the America’s Cup Match Racing Championship and the America’s Cup World Series Plymouth Championship.

Plymouth AC Open – over the opening weekend, this fleet racing event will show what the teams are made of. There will be up to four fleet races with 10 boats battling it out.

AC 500 Speed Trial – on the opening Saturday (10th September), the teams will push their wing-sailed AC45 catamarans to the limit over a 500-meter course in timed speed trials.

Plymouth AC Match Race Championship – The teams will be in one-on one clashes top earn a place in a final showdown on Saturday (17th September). Each day will consist of three, 20-minute fleet races to determine the top six teams, who then face each other through three match races. Every day of racing produces a ranking of the full fleet. The results over the three days will determine the seeing order for the Match Race Championship.

On the final Saturday, the Match Race Championship will have the six best teams (as determined over the previous three days) battling through a Quarter Final, Semi-Final and Final to determine the Plymouth AC Match Race Winner.

AC World Series Championship – This title is a stake on the final Sunday (18th September) in a winner-takes-all fleet race, where all teams will have a shot at the title.

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