Emirates Team New Zealand has confirmed that the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has accepted the Challenge for the 37th Royal Yacht Squadron Racing America’s Cup, represented by INEOS TEAM UK, which will act as the Challenger of Record.
“The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has received and accepted a challenge for the 37th America’s Cup from our old British friends at Royal Yacht Squadron Racing”. Said Aaron Young – Commodore of RNZYS. “It is great to have the RYSR once again, given that it was the first yacht club to present this trophy more than 170 years ago, which really started the Copa América legacy. Together with Emirates Team New Zealand, we look forward to working with them on the details of the next event. “
The protocol governing AC37 will be published within eight months, including the provisions described in this communiqué.
1. It has been agreed that Class AC75 will remain the yacht class for the next two cycles of the America’s Cup, and acceptance of this is a condition of participation.
2. Teams will be restricted to building only one new AC75 for the next event.
3. A single Event Authority will be appointed to be responsible for the conduct of all regattas and the management of commercial activities related to AC37.
4. The Defender and the Challenger of Record will investigate and agree on a significant package of campaign cost reduction measures, including measures to attract more Challengers and assist with the establishment of new teams.
5. A new crew nationality rule will require that 100% of each competitor’s regatta crew hold the passport of the team’s yacht club country as of March 19, 2021 or have been physically present in that country ( or, acting on behalf of said yacht club in Auckland, host of AC36 events) for two of the three years prior to March 18, 2021. As an exception to this requirement, there will be a discretionary provision allowing a quota of non-nationals in the race crew. for “Emerging Nations” competitors.
6. There are several different options, but it is intended that the race course be determined within six months and the race dates announced in the Protocol, if not sooner.
“The 37th America’s Cup effectively begins the moment the team crossed the finish line on Wednesday afternoon.”, dijo Grant Dalton, CEO del Emirates Team New Zealand.
“It is very exciting to have a new Challenger of Record to continue to build the scale of the America’s Cup globally. The AC75 and the unprecedented broadcast range of the exciting regattas from Auckland’s stunning Waitemata Harbor have truly put Auckland and the America’s Cup at the forefront of international sport. “.
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