The race conditions of the Prada Cup, the Challenger Selection Series for the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada, have been published.
Scheduled to take place during January and February 2021 in Auckland, New Zealand, the Prada Cup will determine which of the three Challenging teams – Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team (ITA), NYYC American Magic (USA), Ineos Team UK – will challenge the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, in the 36th America’s Cup Final Match, from March 6 to 21, 2021.
The Prada Cup will consist of:
- four round robins series of three races each
- a seven-race semi-final;
- a 13-race final match between the two top teams
Each race win is worth one point and the team with the highest score at the end of the round robins will move directly to the Prada Cup final match. The remaining two teams will race each other in the Semi-Final where the first to accumulate four points will qualify for the final match.
In the Prada Cup final the first team to score seven points will be awarded the Prada Cup and earn the right to challenge the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, for the America’s Cup.
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