The organizers of the America’s Cup announced that he had received 8 applications for participation in competitions in Auckland (New Zealand) in 2021. Last day for applications was on Thursday, November 29. Thus, together with the defenders of the Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand and their three approved previously by the rivals from the USA, the UK and Italy, for the prize of the world’s oldest regattas expect 12 teams.
“You should keep calm and not jump to conclusions about the final number of teams. Only when the approval process of candidates, we know how many of them will compete in the Cup along with Prada Luna Rossa, American Magic and INEOS Team UK,” warns an official statement on the website of the America’s Cup.
The problem is that at the end of last year the hosts of the event said they would take only eight crews, including the new Zealanders. The last message from the organizers, this figure is reduced to six.
“Wynyard point can be placed in three double and two individual bases with a maximum of 5 teams-candidates”, — is spoken in the message.
It means, perhaps, of the eight “late” applications will be approved only two. In this case, requests the “newcomers” were structured in such a way that immediately approve the nomination can only be one of them.
Unfortunately, data about who was in such a vulnerable position, in the message of the America’s Cup no. We only know that the remaining seven applications delivered some special conditions that will require changes to the Protocol of the competition. This is only possible by agreement with Emirates Team New Zealand. For example, a condition could be competitions in the country of the applicant for the Cup.