Thursday, 7 April 2011

America's Cup: Australia Bids for America's Cup World Series Leg

ORACLE Racing's two AC45s training off Auckland. Image copyright Gilles Martin-Raget/

by Peter Rusch

Australia could be in the running to stage at least one leg of the new America's Cup World Series sailing competition starting later this year.

Both Sydney and Perth are believed to have registered interest in staging a leg early next year, with the former looking at January and the latter at February.

The inaugural 2011/12 series will be contested by 45-foot catamarans, while the second season will feature the 72-foot versions of the same boat that will be used for the 2013 America's Cup.

Read the article by AAP from ABC: Australia bids for America’s Cup leg

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