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Willard Works the America’s Cup!

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The America's Cup Challenge takes place September 7–21, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Leading up to the match are a series of races, known as the Louis Vuitton Cup, which take place in July and August. The contenders are Artemis Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand, and Luna Rossa Challenge 2013. The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup will be the challenger to the previous America's Cup winner, Oracle Team USA. The America's Cup Yachts are 72' catamarans with rigid wing sails. They are FAST. They need equally fast boats for the Umpires of the races.

The Willard 43' High Speed Interceptor was selected as an Umpire Boat at this summer's America's Cup because it is capable of speeds up to 62 knots. A Sailboat Race Umpire is responsible for making decisions about the rules of sailing and must be close to the race to monitor the action. We invite you to come watch the Willard High Speed Interceptor at work, either online or in person. See you at the races!

RACE SCHEDULE:

View the entire race schedule here: http://bit.ly/17GuOs1

Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robins - July 7-August 1

Challenger Candidates compete in match racing. Defender Trials to be held simultaneously.

Louis Vuitton Cup Semi-Finals - August 6-14

Challenger Candidates compete in match racing. Defender Trials to be held simultaneously.

Louis Vuitton Cup Final - August 17-30

Challenger Candidates compete in match racing, 2 races per racing day. Best of 13 Race Series, (first boat to win 7 races). Defender Trials to be held simultaneously.

America's Cup Match - September 7-21

34th Defense of the America's Cup. Golden Gate YC's representative versus the Winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup. 2 races per racing day. Best of 17 Race Series, (first boat to win 9 races wins the America's Cup).

Daily Schedule

July 2013

Sun Jul 7: Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 1 Begins
Tue Jul 9: Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 1
Thu Jul 11: Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 1
Sat Jul 13: Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 2
Sun Jul 14: Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 2
Tue Jul 16: Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 2
Thu Jul 18: Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 3
Sat Jul 20: Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 3
Sun Jul 21: Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 3
Tue Jul 23: Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 4
Thu Jul 25: Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 4
Sat Jul 27: Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 4
Sun Jul 28: Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 5
Tue Jul 30: Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 5

August 2013

Thu Aug 1: Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 5
Tue Aug 6: Louis Vuitton Cup Semifinal Begins
Wed Aug 7: Louis Vuitton Cup Semifinal
Fri Aug 9: Louis Vuitton Cup Semifinal
Sat Aug 10: Louis Vuitton Cup Semifinal
Mon Aug 12: Louis Vuitton Cup Semifinal (if needed)
Tue Aug 13: Louis Vuitton Cup Semifinal (if needed)
Thu Aug 15: Louis Vuitton Cup Semifinal (if needed)
Sat Aug 17: Louis Vuitton Cup Final Races 1 & 2
Sun Aug 18: Louis Vuitton Cup Final Races 3 & 4
Wed Aug 21: Louis Vuitton Cup Final Races 5 & 6
Sat Aug 24: Louis Vuitton Cup Final Races 7 & 8 (R8 if needed)
Sun Aug 25: Louis Vuitton Cup Final Races 9 & 10 (if needed)
Wed Aug 28: Louis Vuitton Cup Final Races 11 & 12 (if needed)
Fri Aug 30: Louis Vuitton Cup Final Race 13 (if needed)

September 2013

Sun Sep 1: Red Bull Youth AC
Mon Sep 2: Red Bull Youth AC
Tue Sep 3: Red Bull Youth AC
Wed Sep 4: Red Bull Youth AC
Sat Sep 7: America's Cup Match Races 1 & 2
Sun Sep 8: America's Cup Match Races 3 & 4
Mon Sep 9: SuperYacht Cup
Tue Sep 10: America's Cup Match Races 5 & 6
Wed Sep 11 SuperYacht Cup
Thu Sep 12; America's Cup Match Races 7 & 8
Fri Sep 13: SuperYacht Cup
Sat Sep 14: America's Cup Match Races 9 & 10
Sun Sep 15: America's Cup Match Races 11 & 12 (if needed)
Tue Sep 17: America's Cup Match Races 13 & 14 (if needed)
Thu Sep 19: America's Cup Match Races 15 & 16 (if needed)

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