Japan to host America’s Cup World Series

Published on March 11th, 2016

While not yet confirmed by the America’s Cup Event Authority, The Japan Times reports that Japan will host an America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) event in Fukuoka in late November. Japan has previously participated in three America’s Cups (1992, 1995, 2000), and in 2017 will be represented by challenger SoftBank Team Japan which is sailing for the Kansai Yacht Club.

The ACWS season began in 2015 and is anticipated to conclude in early 2017.

ACWS 2015 – Three events
July 25-26: Portsmouth, UK
August 29-30: Gothenberg, Sweden
October 17-18: Bermuda

ACWS 2016 – Six events expected
February 27-28: Muscat, Oman
May 7-8: New York, USA
June 11-12: Chicago, USA
July 23-24: Portsmouth, UK
September 10-11: Toulon, France
November: Asia

ACWS 2017 – One event expected

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