2019–20 America's Cup World Series

The 2020 America's Cup World Series was held between 17 and 20 December 2020 in the lead up to the 2021 America's Cup.[1]

America's Cup World Series
SportSailing
Founded2011
No. of teams4
Country New Zealand
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Italy
Related
competitions
America's Cup

TeamsEdit

Four teams have entered the regatta[2][3]

Club Team Helmsman
  American Magic Dean Barker
  Ineos Team UK Ben Ainslie
  Emirates Team New Zealand Peter Burling
  Luna Rossa Challenge James Spithill

Francesco Bruni

StandingsEdit

Team W L
1   Emirates Team New Zealand 5 1
2   American Magic 4 2
3   Luna Rossa Challenge 3 3
4   Ineos Team UK 0 6

Cancelled schedulesEdit

World Series races in Sardinia[4] and Portsmouth[5] were cancelled due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sports.

Auckland scheduleEdit

A total of 12 races were contested during the double round-robin seeding round.[6][7] All races were 6 legs (3 upwind and 3 downwind), except for Race 7 which was 8 legs (Excess wind), Race 9 which was 4 legs (Course Shorten mid race[8]), Race 10 which was 5 legs (Light winds) and Race 12 which was 4 legs (Light winds).

Date Time Port Entry Starboard Entry Time
Race 1 December 17, 2020
(Course C)
25'24"   Emirates Team New Zealand   Luna Rossa Challenge +3'13" (3,336 m)
Race 2 27'03"   American Magic   Ineos Team UK +5'00" (4,247 m)
Race 3 RET (Mainsail)   Ineos Team UK   Luna Rossa Challenge 27'41"
Race 4 26'20"'   American Magic   Emirates Team New Zealand +12" (179 m)
Race 5 December 18, 2020
(Course C)
23'42"   Luna Rossa Challenge   American Magic +15" (225 m)
Race 6 21'09"   Emirates Team New Zealand   Ineos Team UK +1'32" (1,250 m)
Race 7 28'48"   American Magic   Luna Rossa Challenge +30" (402 m)
Race 8 +1'42" (1,374 m)   Ineos Team UK   Emirates Team New Zealand 26'54"
Race 9 December 19, 2020
(Course B)
25'01"   Luna Rossa Challenge   Ineos Team UK +3'45" (5,541 m)
Race 10 25'42"   Emirates Team New Zealand   American Magic +1'19" (1,004 m)
Race 11 +5'00" (2,226 m)   Ineos Team UK   American Magic 27'12"
Race 12 +16" (141 m)   Luna Rossa Challenge   Emirates Team New Zealand 28'38"

Christmas RaceEdit

After seeded based on record, followed by a single-elimination knockout round[9] All races were to be run on Course A,[10] but races were abandoned due to light winds, with no winner declared. The race between Emirates Team New Zealand and Ineos Team UK started, and the course was shortened to four legs midway through the race. New Zealand held a commanding lead, expecting to finish before the UK had even completed their first lap but, as NZ did not reach the finish line within the 45-minute time limit, the race was declared over with no winner.[11] Winds did not increase during the day, and so the second semi-final and finals races were abandoned with backup day having been scheduled.[12]

Semifinals Finals
      
1   Emirates Team New Zealand DNF
4   Ineos Team UK DNF
Race Abandoned
No Winner Declared
2   American Magic ABND
3   Luna Rossa Challenge Third Place
 
 

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "America's Cup, ad Auckland la prima regata va a New Zealand, poi Luna Rossa si rifà" (in Italian). repubblica.it. 17 December 2020. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  2. ^ "America's Cup World Series Teams". America's Cup. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  3. ^ "How the America's Cup contenders compare going into ACWS Auckland". Yachting World.
  4. ^ "AMERICA'S CUP WORLD SERIES SARDEGNA – CAGLIARI DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED". Americas Cup. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  5. ^ "UPDATE ON EMIRATES AMERICA'S CUP WORLD SERIES PORTSMOUTH EVENT". Americas Cup. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  6. ^ "America's Cup World Series". America's Cup. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Preview: Americas Cup World Series". Sailing Scuttlebutt.
  8. ^ "PRADA ACWS AUCKLAND RACE 9 SUMMARY". Americas Cup. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  9. ^ "America's Cup World Series". America's Cup. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  10. ^ "PRADA-CHRISTMAS-RACE-RACE-INFO". Americas Cup.
  11. ^ "America's Cup Christmas Race: First race times out after Team New Zealand lap Ineos Team UK". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2020-12-23.
  12. ^ "America's Cup: More racing under consideration after Christmas Cup abandoned". Stuff. 2020-12-20. Retrieved 2020-12-23.

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