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America’s Cup: No Defender Series

Published on March 23rd, 2014

The America’s Cup defender, Golden Gate Yacht Club, does not intend to hold a defender series to select the team to represent the club in the 35th America’s Cup. This information was disclosed in a document recently submitted to the New York State Supreme Court.

Historically, it is the discretion of the defending club as to how they select their representative. The Protocol for the 34th America’s Cup did include a provision for there to be a defender series, but only the Larry Ellison owned Oracle Team USA was submitted as a defense candidate.

The Protocol for the 35th America’s Cup, which will define all the terms for the event, has not yet been released.

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