The line-up for the Youth & Women’s America’s Cup has been completed with the announcement that teams from Germany, Sweden and Australia will be joining the established six official entrants for the America’s Cup representing New Zealand, Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland, America and France alongside the already confirmed Youth & Women’s America’s Cup teams representing Spain, the Netherlands and Canada.
The newly confirmed entrants are as follows:
• Germany – ‘EmbRacing Team Germany’ on behalf of the Kieler Yacht Club 3.V and Norddeutscher Regatta Verein
• Sweden – ‘Swedish Women’s AC Challenge / Swedish Youth AC Challenge’ on
behalf of the Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club and the Royal Swedish Yacht Club.
• Australia – ‘Team Australia Challenge’ on behalf of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
The new teams now start the planning and selection trials for both their Youth and Women’s squads who will compete in Pool B against Spain, the Netherlands, and Canada in a scheduled six to nine fleet race series, with all races to count, to determine the top three teams from each Group (A&B) to proceed to the Final Series where they will meet Youth & Women’s teams representing the America’s Cup syndicate countries.
A further fleet race series of up to four races will then be completed to decide the top two teams who will proceed to the one race finals where the sailors will compete head-to-head in a match race to determine the winner of each regatta.
For the Youth America’s Cup, the final race is scheduled to be held on the October 2 with a reserve day on October 3 in between one of the official flights of America’s Cup Challenger Selection Series Finals.
The Women’s America’s Cup final race is scheduled to be sailed on the October 16 with a reserve day for October 17 in between races in the Match for the America’s Cup.
The confirmed new entrants have serious backing both in terms of national support and funding and are all pointing towards a bright future, as well as being excited by the opportunity.
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