For the first time in 18 years, the competition for the oldest trophy in international sport (the America’s Cup) returns to the United States. This week Newport, Rhode Island will be the first American venue for the lead-up to the 34th America’s Cup. Prior to racing for the Cup, teams compete in the World Series. The America’s Cup World Series is a regular circuit of regattas, bringing Cup racing to top venues around the world. The America’s Cup World Series allows the teams and their sailors to prepare for the Louis Vuitton Cup (the America’s Cup Challenger Series) and then, if fortunate enough, the America’s Cup Finals in San Francisco in September.
This year the first America’s Cup World Series circuit champion will be crowned in Newport, RI, the town that hosted Americas’ Cup racing from 1930 to 1983. The nine-day event is scheduled to run between June 23 and July 1, 2012. This exciting set of races features AC45 wing-sailed catamarans racing on short, tight courses within Newport Harbor. The start/finish line will be just off the shoreline and will afford incredible spectator access along numerous points on the waterfront.
As the event is drawing teams, fans and sponsors from New Zealand/UAE, England, Sweden, France, China, Italy and Korea, LandVest has targeted this event as a cross promotional opportunity to expand its already industry-leading international outreach. The following listings could be perfect venues to take in this round of Americas Cup races, or make this part of the world home. LandVest looks forward to seeing old friends and making new connections at this truly international celebration of sailing!
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