2015–16 America's Cup World Series

The second America's Cup World Series were held between 2015 and 2016 in the lead up to the 2017 America's Cup. The series was won by Land Rover BAR and confers two points towards the 2017 Louis Vuitton Cup. The runner up was Oracle Team USA which confers one point toward the next competition.[1] The series awards points exclusively for fleet races. They were raced in AC45F catamarans, modified from the previous AC45 series to incorporate hydrofoiling capability for improved performance, in strict one-design. The design is smaller than the AC50 class that was used in the 2017 America's Cup.

America's Cup World Series
SportSailing
Founded2011
No. of teams6
Country New Zealand
 United States
 France
 Sweden
 United Kingdom
 Japan
Most recent
champion(s)
Land Rover BAR
Related
competitions
America's Cup
AC45Fs in Bermuda, left, and Portsmouth, right

TeamsEdit

Club Team Helmsman
  Golden Gate Yacht Club Oracle Team USA   James Spithill
  Royal Yacht Squadron Land Rover BAR   Ben Ainslie
  Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Emirates Team New Zealand   Peter Burling
  Glenn Ashby
  Kansai Yacht Club Softbank Team Japan   Dean Barker
  Yacht Club de France Groupama Team France   Franck Cammas
  Adam Minoprio
  Kungliga Svenska Segelsällskapet Artemis Racing   Nathan Outteridge
  Francesco Bruni

StandingsEdit

Team Portsmouth
25–26 Jul 2015
Gothenburg
29–30 Aug 2015
Bermuda
17–18 Oct 2015
Muscat
27–28 Feb 2016
New York
7–8 May 2016
Chicago
11–12 Jun 2016
Portsmouth
23–24 Jul 2016
Toulon
10–11 Sep 2016
Fukuoka
19–20 Nov 2016
Standings
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 S 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
  Land Rover BAR 10 9 CAN 9 9 16 12 CAN 16 10 18 8 10 10 18 14 16 CAN 18 12 12 6 CAN 20 14 18 6 10 10 20 18 18 5 5 10 16 20 14 10 8 9 14 18 16 512
  Oracle Team USA 9 7 10 10 14 14 20 16 12 9 6 9 12 20 18 14 18 18 5 14 18 12 9 9 5 18 20 20 8 6 7 14 12 10 7 9 10 16 16 12 493
  Team New Zealand 8 10 8 8 18 20 12 18 20 10 7 5 20 16 12 16 16 20 7 12 16 16 8 5 7 16 12 14 9 9 5 12 10 18 9 6 8 18 14 10 485
  Artemis Racing 6 5 7 5 20 10 18 20 14 7 5 8 14 12 10 20 10 10 9 18 20 14 5 6 6 12 14 10 10 10 8 20 16 12 8 7 6 20 20 14 466
  Softbank Team Japan 7 6 6 7 12 18 14 14 16 6 9 6 16 10 14 12 14 16 10 16 10 20 7 8 8 14 16 16 6 7 6 18 14 20 6 10 5 12 10 18 460
  Groupama Team France 5 8 5 6 10 16 10 12 10 5 8 7 10 18 20 10 20 14 8 10 12 10 10 7 9 10 10 12 7 8 9 10 18 16 5 5 7 10 12 20 419
  • races cancelled for winds over 25kt: July 26, 2015
  • races cancelled for winds under 6kt: October 17, 2015; May 7, 2016; June 11, 2016 (June 10, 2016 practice race used as substitute)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Land Rover BAR Wins America's Cup World Series, Sailing World, 21st Nov 2016

See alsoEdit