Rules

The America’s Cup is governed by several Rules documents.
 
The basis for the America’s Cup is the Deed of Gift, as amended in 1887. Download the Deed of Gift here.
 
The Protocol for the 35th America’s Cup will outline the specific rules of the next event. It is negotiated by the Defender and the Challenger of Record and is expected to be published in March 2014.
 
The Class Rule for the next America’s Cup yacht will define the boats raced in the 35th America’s Cup. It is expected to be published in March 2014