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Nationality and Constructed In Country Rules For 36th Cup Challenge

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  • Photoboy
    Percy's Debt Of Gratitude

    "Such an amazing journey Artemis Racing has had here in Bermuda".

    Our Team Manager, Iain Percy, offers a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has been involved in or supported our challenge for the 35th America's Cup.

    As well as a hat tip to both the Old Defender, ORACLE TEAM USA, and the new Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand.

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  • Carl Spackler
    I sense great unemployment for kiwi sailors in the next cycle!

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  • Nationality and Constructed In Country Rules For 36th Cup Challenge


    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Circolo della Vela Sicilia as the Challenger of Record, together with their respective representative teams Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge, are pleased to announce that the Protocol establishing the parameters for the 36th America's Cup will be released in September 2017.

    The proposed dates for the event will be further detailed in the Protocol but the Defender and the Challenger of Record are considering the possibility of the 36th America's Cup Match and the preceding Challenger Selection Series being conducted in Auckland in early 2021 during the New Zealand summer.

    In recognition of the fundamental condition of the Deed of Gift that the Cup be preserved as a perpetual Challenge Cup for friendly competition between foreign countries, the Protocol will contain a "constructed in country" requirement for competing yachts and a nationality requirement for competing crew members.