36 America´s Cup. Presentación del Protocolo con la creacion del “monocasco” AC75.

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The Protocol of the 36th America’s Cup was released today at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron after a focused and friendly period of negotiation between the Defender and the Challenger of Record Circolo della Vela Sicilia following Emirates Team New Zealand’s victory in the America’s Cup only three months ago in Bermuda.

This Protocol is intended to reflect the true spirit of the America’s Cup established by The Deed of Gift ( a perpetual challenge cup for friendly competition between foreign countries ) whilst pioneering high-performance technology, inspiring sports fans around the world and uniting the sailing world.

Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton presented the Protocol globally via Facebook Live and outlined the roadmap and rules that the 36th America’s Cup will be sailed under.

“It gives me great privilege to release the Protocol today.” said Dalton
“From the moment we won we have felt a responsibility to release this document as soon as possible to provide the required details that potential teams can now base a challenge on.”
“The plans are coming together nicely – we shall have a very exciting boat that will be fast and powerful. We are pushing the boundaries of what is possible technically and this will test the designers, boat builders and the sailors to the limit. Just what the America’s Cup is all about”

With the return to monohulls confirmed earlier this month, it was today announced that the AC75 Class of boat will be a 75 foot high performance monohull governed by the AC75 Class Rule which will be published by the 31st March 2018, with initial concepts of the class being released to key stakeholders by the end of November 2017.

Dalton also confirmed that PRADA has secured the right to be the exclusive naming and presenting sponsor of all events comprising the 36th America’s Cup including the Challenger Selection Series, which will officially be named The PRADA Cup.

The dates and venue of both the America’s Cup Match and The PRADA Cup will be announced by 31st August 2018. The intended venue is Auckland, New Zealand with the Match to be raced in March 2021, preceded by The Prada Cup in January and February 2021.

A series of preliminary regattas will be raced internationally in 2019 & 2020 in the AC75 Class boats, culminating with a Christmas Regatta in December 2020 for all competitors.

Each competitor is permitted to build two boats, the hulls of which must be laminated in the country of the competitor. The first boat is not permitted to be launched prior to 31st March 2019, the second can be launched after the 1st February 2020.

The rules stipulate that no two boat testing will be allowed, except by the Defender only during the period of racing in The PRADA Cup, as they will play no part in this stage of the competition.This decision, amongst others, plays true to the challenger/defender tradition of the America’s Cup throughout its long history which both negotiating parties were keen to embrace.

An increased emphasis has been placed in the rules around the nationality of the sailing crews when racing.

20% or three crew, whichever is higher, must be true nationals (i.e. citizens) of the competing yacht club. The remainder of the crew can be made up of residents of the challenging yacht club’s country defined by being physically present in that country for a minimum of 380 days over a 2-year period between September 2018 & 31st August 2020.

The Protocol has been negotiated to result in a fair and transparent event with cost containment at its centre to help attract as many quality challengers as possible.

Race Management will be entirely independent of the event organisation led by the Regatta Director. The umpires and jury that will manage all on the water rules and disputes for all events.

An independent Measurement Committee will manage the measurement process in accordance with the AC75 Class Rule.

An Arbitration Panel will oversee and deal with all Protocol disputes with published decisions to maintain the integrity of the event.

The Challenger of Record will organise the PRADA Cup and the Defender will organise the America’s Cup Match while cooperating with regards to commercial issues such as sponsorship and broadcast rights for the 36th America’s Cup as a whole.

GRANT DALTON: CEO Emirates Team New Zealand
“The release of the protocol just three months after the last race of the America’s Cup is the start line for all teams, existing or prospective, of the 36th America’s Cup campaign. This was a focused negotiation with the Challenger of Record but the common ground was to produce a Protocol that was fair first and foremost with a basis of both tradition and technology. We are also absolutely delighted that Prada, a global brand of the highest repute and style, will be joining us as the Title Sponsor on this exciting journey.”

PATRIZIO BERTELLI: President of Luna Rossa Challenge.
“Luna Rossa has welcomed the opportunity to be Challenger of Record for AC36 as a mark of confidence and support towards Team New Zealand and the new course given to the America’Cup. Indeed we could not have accepted this position in the last edition since the environment was not unbiased. After our withdrawal from AC35, we were glad to encourage Team New Zealand and today we renew our congratulations to Grant Dalton and his Team for their fantastic achievement. Now the situation has completely changed: the original values of the Cup are being restored and the traditional prerogatives of each side preserved. Emirates Team New Zealand are longtime friends of Luna Rossa, while fully independent from each other, as was the case during AC 31st when Team New Zealand was the Defender and Luna Rossa the Challenger of Record.
The new Protocol has been negotiated bearing in mind the founding principles of the Deed of Gift, but with a strong innovative approach towards technical and sporting evolution of the Cup and the sport of sailing.
Because of this new promising trend, the management of Prada Group has decided to assume the prestigious yet demanding role of Title and Presenting Sponsor of the whole AC 36”

STEVE MAIR: Commodore of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
“The relationship between the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Circolo Dela Vela Sicilia has been entirely constructive and friendly throughout. It is a pleasure to work with Agostino Randazzo and we are certainly looking forward to all aspects of Americas Cup 36. In CVS we feel we have a fantastic challenger of record who certainly cherish the tradition of the cup as much as we do”

AGOSTINO RANDAZZO: Commodore of Circolo Della Vela Sicilia
“The choices agreed with the Defender have all gone in the right direction and I am particularly happy for the constructive spirit with which this Protocol has been negotiated by all parties. This Protocol truly reflects and respects the reference principles of the sport and of the Cup and I am therefore proud that our Club will be represented by Luna Rossa also in this edition of the America’s Cup, which opens a new and virtuous cycle for the most prestigious sailing trophy.”

Key dates:

30th November 2017: AC75 Class concepts released to key stakeholders
1st January 2018: Entries for Challengers Open
31st March 2018: AC75 Class Rule published
30th June 2018: Entries for Challengers Close
31st August 2018: Location of the America’s Cup Match & The PRADA Cup confirmed
31st August 2018: Specific race course area confirmed
31st December 2018: Late entries Deadline
31st March 2019: Boat 1 can be launched
2nd half of 2019: 2 x America’s Cup World Series Preliminary Events
1st February 2020: Boat 2 can be launched
2020: 3 x America’s Cup World Series Preliminary Events
10th-20th December 2020: America’s Cup Christmas Race
January & February 2021: The PRADA Cup Challenger Selection Series
March 2021: The America’s Cup Match

Download the Protocol of the 36th America’s Cup 
Download the key points
Download the Deed of Gift

11 pensamientos en “36 America´s Cup. Presentación del Protocolo con la creacion del “monocasco” AC75.

  1. Prohibición de: “tank testing, wind tunnel testing and similar fluid dynamic testing” ?? (Como se hace para controlar eso?). Solo falta que digan que los planos de los barcos deben ser dibujados a mano con lápiz de grafito. Pareciera que el hecho de volver a transportar plomo no es el único retroceso. Que lastima !!

  2. No por llevar plomo es un retroceso, a mi humilde modo de ver la clase star como pinaculo y el snipe han sido cuna de los mejores navegantes. Son barcos lentos pero super técnicos en los que no vale ponerse un casco y darle a la manivela para triunfar si tienes los mejores ingenieros.
    Antes Para acceder a la Copa América había que tener el culo curtido en 1000 batallas y unos conocimientos y experiencia que no se adquirian en 2 años.
    Desde luego que los barcos de la ultima copa son toda una revolución tecnológica, hay que ser estúpido para no admitirlo. Pero a mi modo de ver no es el deporte tal y como lo sentimos desde pequeños.
    Con suerte ahora volverán las maniobras, peelings y coordinación de tripulación.
    Entiendo la postura de los que defienden el formato de las últimas copas, me imagino que también defiendan el ojo de halcón y parar el juego para analizar la jugada por video en el fútbol.
    Enhorabuena a Azurra por su triunfo en TP, un orgullo para todos.

    Un saludo.

    • No estoy de acuerdo en nada de lo que usted plantea. Llevar plomo es un retroceso, discutirlo también lo es. El uso de bombas hidráulicas “cargadas manualmente ” es lo que imposibilita mayor número de maniobras. Si los sistemas hidráulicos fuesen cargados eléctricamente se verían mejores regatas. Tampoco creo que usted y sus amigos hubiesen sido competitivos en en la edición pasada, ni con diez años de entrenamiento. Hace tiempo que se usan molinetes, y todo tipo de instrumental para navegar pero igual la banda se sale de los límites de la cancha y se come las boyas.

    • Raúl, entiendo tu postura pero para disfrutar del deporte “tal y como lo sentimos desde pequeños” existen otras muchas regatas. La copa América debe ser la cúspide de nuestro deporte y esto implica evolucionar siempre! No me imagino a la Formula 1 corrida en autos de calle porque son más parecidos a los que manejamos y sentimos desde pequeños. Ni tampoco me imagino un mundial de fútbol con los jugadores de hace tres décadas atrás porque eran más parecido a los que veíamos y sentíamos de pequeños.
      Evidentemente a la hora de ver el futuro Russel y Larry fueron dos visionarios, como también lo fueron Lipton y otros del 1900:

      Under date of Sept. 13, 1907, for a match for the America’s Cup, was laid before the club.
      After a full discussion the following resolutions were offered by Commodore Ledyard, seconded by Commodore J. P. Morgan, and unanimously adopted:
      First— That the America s Cup, held by this club as trustee under the deed of gift, is a trophy which stands pro-eminently for speed and for the utmost skill in designing, construction, managing, and handling the competing vessels, and should therefore be sailed for by the fastest and most powerful vessels that can be produced.

      Y si, el ojo de halcón es genial y es una vergüenza que todavía no se aplique en el fútbol. Pareciera que es mucho mejor bancarse media hora de discusión y piñas con el árbitro ante cada fallo dudoso, que 10 segundos de chequeo con las cámaras u ojo de halcón

      • La F1 no es un buen ejemplo hoy en día, ya que a la mayoría de los espectadores los esta aburriendo los nuevos motores híbridos de ultima tecnología que casi ni hacen ruido.
        Creo que en esta ultima edición paso algo similar en el mundo del yachting.

        • Los motores híbridos pueden ser ruidosos pero la onda ecologista hace que se corra con un V6 en vez de con los V10 o V12. En la “políticamente correcta” nueva F1 priman el consumo y la contaminación. La comparación con la F1 es válida, para los conservas de siempre los cambios en el volante eran una aberración, hoy dicen que los pilotos no hacen nada y que cualquiera puede conducir un f1, pero la verdad es que los pilotos de hoy están infinitamente más preparados que los de los años 50, pasan miles de horas en los simuladores ,el gimnasio,etc. Dalton es un trucho y Patricio un resentido. Si la copa la tiene NZ es gracias a que tiene los mejores ingenieros, pero ojo que Larry tiene los mejores abogados

  3. Hace unos años aquí mismo escribí que no recordaba ninguna actividad que de un momento a otro tuviera un cambio que multiplicara por tres la velocidad. Eso pasó entre monocascos y catamaranes con foils.
    Este cambio tan grande conservó varias cosas, por ejemplo la copa que disputaban, el reglamento de regatas y también los espectadores. Estos últimos acostumbrados a practicar y ver desde hace mucho esa copa y ese reglamento a un tercio de la velocidad.
    Me parece inevitable que unos cuantos no queden conformes con lo que vieron.
    Interpreto que esta vuelta a los monocascos, busca lo que se perdió. Si volvieran a lo de antes lo vería como un retroceso, pero si resultan monocascos muy modernos y rápidos, creo puede haber espectáculo.

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