America's Cup World Series
|No. of teams||8|
|Country|| New Zealand
|Related competitions||America's Cup, Louis Vuitton Cup|
The America's Cup World Series is a series of match/fleet race regattas leading up to the 2013 America's Cup.
The World Series uses AC45 catamarans, a one-design wingsail catamaran with foils designed specifically for the event by Mike Drummond and the Oracle Racing engineering team. The AC45 is intended as a smaller version to the larger AC72 class rule which were sailed by competitors during the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup and the 34th America's Cup.
The AC45 has the following specifications:
- build: honeycombcore carbonfiber sandwich
- length: 13.45 m (44.1 ft)
- beam: 6.90 m (22.6 ft)
- weight: 1,290–1,320 kg (2,840–2,910 lb)
- maximum draught : 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
- air draught : 21.5 m (71 ft) without extension, 25.5 m (84 ft) with extension
- wing: 20 m (66 ft) 83.5 m2 (899 sq ft) wing element with three slotted flaps
- extension: 4 m (13 ft) high, 8.7 m2 (94 sq ft) area
- jib area: 48 m2 (520 sq ft), manufactured by a sail loft of team's choice
- gennaker area: 125 m2 (1,350 sq ft), manufactured by a sail loft of team's choice
- builders: Core Builders (NZ), Cookson Boats (NZ)
- crew: 5 + 1 guest
- Oracle Racing fields two boats in the World Series.
- Aleph-Équipe de France announced in April 2012 its withdrawal (citing financial reasons and lack of sponsorship) from both the 2012 ACWS and the 34th America's cup.
- The two teams of Luna Rossa joined the series in 2012 at the Naples venue, while Green Comm Racing did not compete (and has since withdrawn from ACWS and AC34 with no clear communication about that).
- Ben Ainslie Racing will compete in the 2012-2013 ACWS, starting with the San Francisco 21-26 August event.
AC45 World Series
6–14 August 2011
10–18 September 2011
| San Diego
12–20 November 2011
11–15 April 2012
15–20 May 2012
26 June–1 July 2012
|match race||fleet race||match race||fleet race||match race||fleet race||match race||fleet race||match race||fleet race||match race||fleet race||match race||fleet race||total|
|Oracle Racing 4||10||8||6||10||10||10||4||9||8||9||DSQ (9)||DSQ (9)||(47)||(55)||(102)|
|Emirates Team New Zealand||9||10||10||9||8||9||3||8||6||8||5||8||41||52||93|
|Artemis Racing White||8||9||8||DNF 3||7||5||10||4||10||7||7||4||50||32||82|
|Oracle Racing 5||6||7||7||8||5||3||8||3||3||3||DSQ (10)||DSQ (5)||(39)||(29)||(68)|
|Luna Rossa Piranha||-||-||-||-||-||-||9||10||9||6||8||10||26||26||52|
|Luna Rossa Swordfish||-||-||-||-||-||-||7||5||4||5||4||6||15||16||31|
|Aleph-Equipe de France||3||5||3||7||6||7||-||-||-||-||-||-||12||19||31|
|Green Comm Racing||4||6||4||DNS 3||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-||11||12||23|
| San Francisco
21–26 August 2012
| San Francisco
2–7 October 2012
16–21 April 2013
|match race||fleet race||match race||fleet race||match race||fleet race||match race||fleet race|
|Oracle Racing 4||DSQ (9)||DSQ (86)||DSQ (10)||DSQ (79)||DSQ (10)||DSQ (80)||DSQ (29)||DSQ (245)|
|Luna Rossa Piranha||5||85||1||36||7||70||13||191|
|Ben Ainslie Racing||DSQ (3)||DSQ (37)||DSQ (4)||DSQ (79)||DSQ (8)||DSQ (65)||DSQ (15)||DSQ (181)|
|Emirates Team New Zealand||7||43||9||57||6||71||22||171|
|Artemis Racing White||8||48||8||72||5||40||21||160|
|Luna Rossa Swordfish||4||51||1||20||9||80||14||151|
|Oracle Racing 5||DSQ (10)||DSQ (42)||DSQ (6)||DSQ (56)||-||-||DSQ (16)||DSQ (98)|
|Artemis Racing Red||1||38||7||52||-||-||8||90|
|HS Racing||-||-||-||-||DSQ (3)||DSQ (36)||DSQ (3)||DSQ (36)|
- From the Newport AC45 World Series through all the second season of racing, all Oracle Racing boats (including those loaned to Ben Ainslie and HS Racing) were found to have raced out of measurement, with a 3kg ballast surplus in the dolphin striker. All points are therefore subject to change and a new winner for both seasons to be declared.
- 10 Boats, 9 Teams, 8 Challengers for America’s Cup World Series yachtsponsorship.com, 16 June 2011
- "Ben Ainslie Racing Launch Press Release".
- "breach of AC45 Class Rule". 08/08/2013.
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