AC World Series Dress Rehearsals to be Held in Auckland

In preparation for the inaugural America’s Cup World Series this July, event organizers will stage on and off the water dress rehearsals in Auckland April 25-29 and May 2-6. These test periods will focus on refining all of the courses, support systems and management procedures necessary to stage each AC World Series event and provide a superior experience for both the teams and spectators worldwide.

Led by America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM), the first test session will include race course configurations that enable tight, tactical racing as well as umpiring and race management that allows for instant calls during fast-paced competition.

“We are launching a new racing product in July,” said Iain Murray, ACRM CEO and Regatta Director for the 34th America’s Cup and the AC World Series. “We have developed new rules and now we need to test those rules on the water.”

“We learned a lot of things about the performance of the AC45 during sea trials in New Zealand, but now we need to see them in simulated race mode. We will also test new race course configurations to make the racing more engaging for competitors and fans alike.”

For the complete story, go to www.americascup.com.

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