15 teams from 12 countries have already applied for participation in youth America’s Cup. Among them – the first time! – the team of Russia.
The organizers of this prestigious youth competition is the current holder of the America’s Cup team Emirates Team New Zealand, as well as the yacht club, where is this team – Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland.
To make the participants of the youth Cup will be on the specially designed 9-metre single hull cruise yacht class AC9F (the first boat will automatically be launched in the coming days). These vessels will be provided to the teams by the organizers of the rally. In accordance with the regulations, the crew of each boat consists of four people (two boys and girls 18 – 24 years), whose total weight cannot exceed 311 kg.
Here are the 15 teams whose applications have already been approved by the organizers:
– Australia (2 teams)
– Hong Kong
– New Zealand (2)
– Russia (claimed team PROyachting Skolkovo Team, organized by the yacht club PROyachting and SKOLKOVO Sailing Club).
– Switzerland (2)
The list, by the way, is not final. Applications will be accept until September 30 of this year.
The first qualification stage race for youth “of the America’s Cup to be held in China in November this year. However, because of the epidemic of the coronavirus so far not announced the exact place and timing. During this phase, will be selected 20 teams that will continue fighting.
The next stage, during which will be determined the top 10 teams will take place in Auckland in February 2021. And finally, the final round of races will be held during the match for the “adult” Cup “America” 8 – 12 March of the same year, and, of course, there in Oakland.amongrussiateams