Racing at the America's Cup Superyacht Regatta 2017
All the racing documents you need for the America's Cup Superyacht Regatta can be found on this page.
Preliminary Class Breaks
Please find below the preliminary class breaks for the America's Cup Superyacht Regatta 2017
The Notice of Race may be amended. Any changes will be listed below.
Each yacht is required to have a communications officer and an afterguard member and must submit the name of their RRS-safety guard member and communications officer by April 1, 2017.
All yachts in the racing classes, with exception to yachts racing in the J Class, are required to have a current and valid ORCsy handicap certificate. Please contact the ORC directly to apply either via the ORC website or email email@example.com
New Corinthian Spirit Class
The America's Cup Superyacht Regatta is including the new Corinthian Spirit Class, recently implemented by the SuperYacht Racing Association (SYRA), in conjunction with the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC), as part of the Regatta divisions. An overview and a press release from SYRA about the new initiative can be found below and more information will follow shortly. To enter the Corinthian Spirit Class, sponsored by BDA, simply complete the entry form in the Notice of Race and inform the event team via email.
Trophies and Prizes
Series awards for first, second and third place in each class will be presented on Thursday 15th June following the racing that evening.
The Boat International America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta Trophy will be presented to the overall winner of 2017. The yachts eligible for this award will the class winners (superyachts of 80ft or greater with full cruising interior) who prevail in the most competitive, closely contested class. Superyachts in the Corinthian Spirit Class will not be eligible. More details will be posted once preliminary classes in place.
The racing area is intended to take place northeast, east and south of Bermuda where the water is shallow enough to lay marks and will enable the race committee to set interesting, varying courses for the 3 days of racing. It is planned to run each race for approximately 2.5 - 3 hours for the majority of the fleet (racing time for the fastest and slowest boats in the fleet will be somewhat shorter and longer respectively). The starting area will be close to St Georges Harbour and inflatable marks as opposed to islands, rocks and government buoys will be used.
No course will be the same and will foresee upwind, downwind and reaching starts being in the mix. Course and leg lengths will vary, keeping superyacht sailing characteristics, speed potential and weather conditions in mind. Provisional race course marks and sample race courses can be viewed and downloaded below. Please note that these are not the final courses.