The last day of June marks the one week point; after nearly three years of designing, building and developing their AC72s, the Louis Vuitton Cup challengers will begin racing for the first time in just one week, on Sunday July 7.
On the event side, the finishing touches are being applied at America's Cup Park at Piers 27/29 and the America's Cup Village at Marina Green.
And for the teams, it's time to finalize preparations with the first race looming large and circled on the calendar.
Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker says his team can't wait to get going.
"The boat is in very good condition," he says in a team video released on Sunday. "We have a lot to do to feel ready to go into the knock-out stages, but in general the team is in good spirits and we're in good shape to kick off the racing."
But this will be a busy week, even before racing starts on Sunday July 7.
July 4 - Opening Day
It's opening day for the America's Cup Park at Piers 27/29 and the America's Cup Village at Marina Green. If you're in San Francisco, be sure to join us at one or both venues, to get a taste of the Summer of Racing. While entrance to both venues is free, the opening ceremony at America's Cup Park is a ticketed event, with $9 of the $10 ticket price supporting the Healthy Ocean Project.
July 5 - Boat Parade and America's Cup Time Trials
The day begins south of the main America's Cup course area at Pier 14 at 11:00. Here, a fleet of over 40 boats will muster before proceeding north along the city front to Marina Green and the Golden Gate Yacht Club. The AC72s will join in the fleet parade as will the regatta operations fleet. San Francisco fire boats will also mark the occasion.
This will be followed by the AC Time Trials, where the AC72s will show off their speed around the race course.
July 6 - Visit the America's Cup Park
There will be a photo call with the America's Cup trophy - the oldest trophy in international sport - as well as the AC Talk Show on Saturdayafternoon.
July 7 - Race One of the Louis Vuitton Cup
This is the big day. Race one of the Louis Vuitton Cup, America's Cup Challenger Series, featuring Emirates Team New Zealand against Luna Rossa Challenge. The AC72 race boats will be moored off America's Cup Park by 10:00am ahead of the Dock Out Show. Racing starts at 12:15pm, with the start line just off the America's Cup Village at Marina Green. Following the finish off the America's Cup Park at Piers 27/29, the teams will return to America's Cup Park for a poster signing.