America’s Cup Program Revealed for 2017 in Bermuda
Published on August 9th, 2015
Note: This page was updated on May 11, 2017 to reflect a change in the America’s Cup Qualifiers.
The provisional program for the 2017 America’s Cup has the Challenger Qualifiers scheduled between May 26 and June 12 with the America’s Cup Match to be between June 17 and 27. The six teams (5 challengers and 1 defender) will compete in the new 15-meter AC Class.
All six teams will begin the program competing in the America’s Cup Qualifiers, a double round robin match racing series between May 26 and June 3. In this series, the winner of the America’s Cup World Series starts the America’s Cup Qualifiers with a 2 point advantage (Land Rover BAR) and the runner-up in ACWS begins with 1 point advantage (Oracle Team USA).
While the Defender now steps aside, the top four Challengers advance to the Challenger Playoffs between June 4 and 12, which consists of best of 9 Semi-Final and Final matches to determine the Challenger to compete in the 35th America’s Cup.
The top Challenger advances to the America’s Cup Match against Oracle Team USA in a best of 13 series scheduled for June 17-27. If the winner of the America’s Cup Qualifiers is a Competitor in the Match, the Competitor that did not win the America’s Cup Qualifiers shall start the Match with a score of minus one (-1) point.
The winner of each race in the Match scores 1 point (the loser scores no points), and the winner of the Match will be the first Competitor to score at least 7 points after applying any penalties.