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Sixth entry confirmed for 34th America's Cup
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
America's Cup event organizers have confirmed the sixth entry for the 34th America's Cup in 2013. The official announcement by the team is expected soon.
"What a great way to start off the new year, with our official host city San Francisco in place and now the announcement of our sixth entry," said Iain Murray, Regatta Director for the 34th America's Cup and CEO of America's Cup Race Management (ACRM). "I'm looking forward to having more good news to share, with the launch of the first AC45 later this month."
This sixth entry joins previously announced challenges from Italy (Mascalzone Latino), France (ALEPH), and Sweden (Artemis Racing). A fourth challenger has been accepted but has yet to disclose any details of its entry, while ORACLE RACING from the United States has been accepted as a defender candidate by the Golden Gate Yacht Club.
Nearly 160 years old, the America's Cup has become one of the world's leading sporting competitions. Focused on creating a new era for the America's Cup, the America's Cup Event Authority is transforming the event for media and online broadcasting to deliver an enhanced viewer experience.
In addition, ACRM is transforming the on-the-water experience through the introduction of elements that will deliver unparalleled racing competition, including new course formats, racing rules and the wing-sailed AC72 catamaran, a groundbreaking new boat design.
The entry process and validation procedures are set out in the America's Cup Rules and can be found at www.americascup.com.
The entry period for the 34th America's Cup runs November 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011.