America’s Cup World Series coming to Sweden
Published on November 26th, 2014
Artemis Racing and the City of Gothenburg will host an America’s Cup World Series event on August 28-30, 2015.
The America’s Cup World Series is the first stage of competition in the 35th America’s Cup. Beginning in the summer of 2015, the circuit will feature all of the America’s Cup teams racing in one design AC45 catamarans, providing an early opportunity to win points that will carry forward into the next stage of the competition.
The overall ranking position in the America’s Cup World Series will determine the starting points score of the teams in the America’s Cup Qualifiers in 2017.
“It’s super exciting to announce that the America’s Cup World Series is coming to Sweden next year. It will provide a great opportunity for Artemis Racing to showcase our sport and our America’s Cup program,” said Iain Percy, Artemis Racing’s Team Manager.
“There is an incredible momentum within the group right now, and we hope that the Swedish public will be out in force to cheers us on. We’re really looking forward to showing them what we can do next August,” said Fredrik Lööf, 3 time Olympic medallist and tactician for Artemis Racing.
Racing will take place either on the Gota River close to the city centre, or at Långedrag, and the race village will be located in Frihamnen.
“One of the goals of the America’s Cup World Series is to connect our teams with their fans,” said Harvey Schiller, Commercial Commissioner of the America’s Cup. “This event in Gothenburg will bring the racing close to shore. and allow Swedish America’s Cup fans an opportunity to experience the speed, power and excitement of America’s Cup racing in person.”
The America’s Cup World Series will consist of eight to ten regattas taking place around the world during 2015 and 2016. Here is the schedule that has thus far been released:
July 23-26: Portsmouth, UK
August 28-30: Gothenberg, Sweden
July 21-24: Portsmouth, UK
Source: America’s Cup media