America’s Cup Racing Returns to New York, May 7 – 8th

acjimmystatueIn early May, America’s Cup racing will return to New York City for the first time since 1920. The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series regatta, one of a series of warm-up races sailed in AC 45s, 45′ foiling catamarans,  prior to the main event, the 35th sailing of the America’s Cup Races, will take place in Bermuda in 2017.  From the AC websiteOn both Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, the epicenter of the race festivities will be Battery Park City and the Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza. All races will finish just off the plaza, which will be home to one central event village. Thousands of spectators are expected to watch the race, either on land along the pier or from hundreds of spectator boats on the water near the race course. 

New York homecoming for America’s Cup

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One Response to America’s Cup Racing Returns to New York, May 7 – 8th

  1. Ron Wilkinson says:

    I guess I’m old. I like experimental stuff but when it becomes the standard, not so much. I’ve sailed a lot of multihulls, tri’s, cat’s and they are fun. I even was a wire man on a NACRA 5.2 for a short time and it was a blast. But hydrofoil cat’s with Kevlar (or whatever the f#ck they are) sails?? I guess I’m old and I don’t like it. I think I’m going to build a Bolger boat with a sprit rig and sail to Santa Cruz Island. I’ll get wet for sure.