America’s Cup is a cruel game

Published on June 15th, 2024

by Bill Springer, Forbes
American Magic’s Terry Hutchinson has won a lot of boat races. In fact, he’s won 16 world championships in a variety of sailboat classes. He’s been part of five America’s Cup campaigns and was the tactician on the team that won Louis Vuitton Cup (the race series that decides which team gets to compete against the Americas Cup defender for the ultimate prize) in 2007.

But, he hasn’t won the America’s Cup. And American Magic’s previous Americas Cup challenge ended um, pretty badly. So after talking to him at the American Magic base in Barcelona recently, it’s obvious he’s not going to stop working until he can lift the cup with his team. – Full report


Following the publication of the AC37 Protocol and AC75 Class Rule on November 17, 2021, the AC75 Class Rule and AC Technical Regulations were finalized on March 17, 2022. The entry period was from December 1, 2021 until July 31, 2022, but late entries for the 37th America’s Cup could be accepted until May 31, 2023. The Defender was to announce the Match Venue on September 17, 2021 but postponed the reveal, finally confirming Barcelona on March 30, 2022. The 37th America’s Cup begins October 12, 2024.

Teams revealed to challenge defender Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL):
INEOS Britannia (GBR)
Alinghi Red Bull Racing (SUI)
Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team (ITA)
NYYC American Magic (USA)
Orient Express Racing Team (FRA)

2023-24 Preliminary Regattas
September 14-17, 2023 (AC40): Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain
November 30-December 2 (AC40): Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
August 22-25, 2024 (AC75): Barcelona, Spain

2024 Challenger Selection Series
August 29-September 8: Double Round Robin
September 14-19: Semi Finals (Best of 9)
September 26-October 7: Finals (Best of 13)

2024 America’s Cup
October 12-21: 37th Match (Best of 13)

Additionally, 12 teams will compete in the 2024 Youth & Women’s America’s Cup.

Noticeboard: https://ac37noticeboard.acofficials.org/
Event details: www.americascup.com/en/home

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