AC35 Protocol signed and released!

From americascup.com

In synthesis:

  • A new boat: 62 feet winged cats sailed by 8 crew
  • America’s Cup World Series: 2 years (2015 and 2016) with at least 6 events per year raced by the (old) AC45 cats
  • America’s Cup Qualifiers series in 2017 will be raced with the new AC62 class cat
  • America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs for the top four challenger teams to emerge from the Qualifiers
  • The America’s Cup Match, featuring the defender, ORACLE TEAM USA against the top challenger. The first team to win 7 points will win the America’s Cup
  • A crew nationality rule requiring at least 25% of the AC62 crew to be nationals of the country of their challenge

Full detail here

 

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