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    FIRST EVER AC75 REGATTA

    Taking place in the ancient port of Cagliari on the sun-drenched Italian Mediterranean island of Sardegna (Sardinia) from April 23 – 26, 2020 the opening event of the three-regatta ACWS circuit sees the teams competing in the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada racing their first generation AC75 high-performance foiling monohulls against each other for the very first time.

    Taking place in the beautiful city of Cagliari on the sun-drenched Italian Mediterranean island of Sardegna (Sardinia) from April 18 – 26 2020, the opening event of the three-regatta ACWS circuit sees the teams competing in the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada racing their first generation AC75 high-performance foiling monohulls against each other for the very first time.

    As such it’s a key milestone in this latest edition of the America’s Cup, when the Defender – Emirates Team New Zealand – and the Challengers – Challenger of Record, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team, INEOS Team UK and NYYC American Magic – as well as America’s Cup fans all around the world, find out how the revolutionary new boats perform against each other ahead of the Prada Cup Challenger Series and the 36th America’s Cup Match in 2021.

    The ACWS Sardegna Race Village in Cagliari – packed with lots of fun entertainment for all the family – opens on Wednesday April 22, with racing taking place daily from Thursday April 23 to Sunday April 26.

    For the first three days of the regatta there will be four races per day of round robin competition when all of the four teams will race each other twice. The races will be held on a windward-leeward configuration racecourse and last around 20 minutes each. Race winners will score one point and the losers zero points.

    On the final day the bottom two teams will contest a single playoff race to decide third and fourth, while the top two teams will face off in a first-to-two-points final.  

     

    FIRST EVER AC75 REGATTA
    Taking place in the ancient port of Cagliari on the sun-drenched Italian Mediterranean island of Sardegna (Sardinia) from April 23 – 26, 2020 the opening event of the three-regatta ACWS circuit sees the teams competing in the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada racing their first generation AC75 high-performance foiling monohulls against each other for the very first time.

    Taking place in the beautiful city of Cagliari on the sun-drenched Italian Mediterranean island of Sardegna (Sardinia) from April 18 – 26 2020, the opening event of the three-regatta ACWS circuit sees the teams competing in the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada racing their first generation AC75 high-performance foiling monohulls against each other for the very first time.

    As such it’s a key milestone in this latest edition of the America’s Cup, when the Defender – Emirates Team New Zealand – and the Challengers – Challenger of Record, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team, INEOS Team UK and NYYC American Magic – as well as America’s Cup fans all around the world, find out how the revolutionary new boats perform against each other ahead of the Prada Cup Challenger Series and the 36th America’s Cup Match in 2021.

    The ACWS Sardegna Race Village in Cagliari – packed with lots of fun entertainment for all the family – opens on Wednesday April 22, with racing taking place daily from Thursday April 23 to Sunday April 26.

    For the first three days of the regatta there will be four races per day of round robin competition when all of the four teams will race each other twice. The races will be held on a windward-leeward configuration racecourse and last around 20 minutes each. Race winners will score one point and the losers zero points.

    On the final day the bottom two teams will contest a single playoff race to decide third and fourth, while the top two teams will face off in a first-to-two-points final.  

     

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    FOLLOW THE ACTION

    The races will take place offshore, but fans attending the ACWS Sardegna event in Cagliari will be able to follow all the action on multiple large high definition screens located strategically around the race village. Those wanting a live view of the racing can book a spot on one of the public spectator boats leaving from within the race village. Use the Event button to reserve a place on an official spectator boat, and the Destination button to book a city tour, local activity or a hotel room. For other enquiries click here

    The races will take place offshore, but fans attending the ACWS Sardegna event in Cagliari will be able to follow all the action on multiple large high definition screens located strategically around the race village. Those wanting a live view of the racing can book a spot on one of the public spectator boats leaving from within the race village. Use the Event button to reserve a place on an official spectator boat, and the Destination button to book a city tour, local activity or a hotel room. For other enquiries click here

    FOLLOW THE ACTION
    The races will take place offshore, but fans attending the ACWS Sardegna event in Cagliari will be able to follow all the action on multiple large high definition screens located strategically around the race village. Those wanting a live view of the racing can book a spot on one of the public spectator boats leaving from within the race village. Use the Event button to reserve a place on an official spectator boat, and the Destination button to book a city tour, local activity or a hotel room. For other enquiries click here

    The races will take place offshore, but fans attending the ACWS Sardegna event in Cagliari will be able to follow all the action on multiple large high definition screens located strategically around the race village. Those wanting a live view of the racing can book a spot on one of the public spectator boats leaving from within the race village. Use the Event button to reserve a place on an official spectator boat, and the Destination button to book a city tour, local activity or a hotel room. For other enquiries click here

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    A FULL DAY OF ENTERTAINMENT

    The free-to-enter race village on the Cagliari waterfront on Via Roma will be open from 1000 until 2100 hours each race day with a huge range of experiences for families to enjoy.

    The free-to-enter race village on the Cagliari waterfront on Via Roma will be open from 1000 until 2100 hours each race day with a huge range of experiences for families to enjoy, including:

    • AC75 on-the-water display – each day a different team’s AC75 foiling monohull will be on display in the marina for fans to see  
    • The Dock Out Show –  A live show on stage featuring expert punditry and sailor interviews prior to the crews leaving for the racecourse 
    • AC75 Simulator – try your hand as an America’s Cup skipper at the wheel of a virtual AC75 foiling monohull
    • AC75 display – learn about the remarkable foiling monohull AC75 yachts
    • America’s Cup E-Sports Live – Finalists from the America’s Cup match race game face off live against each other on stage
    • America’s Cup 36 Store – A chance to kit yourself out in your favourite merchandising from the teams and the event     
    • Attitude Ocean pavilion – experience the marvels of the world’s oceans and learn how you can take action to help restore and protect them 
    • Luxury food and beverage outlets – Book your table in the restaurant or reserve a seat in the Champagne Mumm bar
    • Children’s play area – a safe and secure spot for the kids to burn off some energy
    A FULL DAY OF ENTERTAINMENT
    The free-to-enter race village on the Cagliari waterfront on Via Roma will be open from 1000 until 2100 hours each race day with a huge range of experiences for families to enjoy.

    The free-to-enter race village on the Cagliari waterfront on Via Roma will be open from 1000 until 2100 hours each race day with a huge range of experiences for families to enjoy, including:

    • AC75 on-the-water display – each day a different team’s AC75 foiling monohull will be on display in the marina for fans to see  
    • The Dock Out Show –  A live show on stage featuring expert punditry and sailor interviews prior to the crews leaving for the racecourse 
    • AC75 Simulator – try your hand as an America’s Cup skipper at the wheel of a virtual AC75 foiling monohull
    • AC75 display – learn about the remarkable foiling monohull AC75 yachts
    • America’s Cup E-Sports Live – Finalists from the America’s Cup match race game face off live against each other on stage
    • America’s Cup 36 Store – A chance to kit yourself out in your favourite merchandising from the teams and the event     
    • Attitude Ocean pavilion – experience the marvels of the world’s oceans and learn how you can take action to help restore and protect them 
    • Luxury food and beverage outlets – Book your table in the restaurant or reserve a seat in the Champagne Mumm bar
    • Children’s play area – a safe and secure spot for the kids to burn off some energy
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    REVOLUTIONARY NEW YACHTS

    The 36th America’s Cup sees the advent of a revolutionary new class of America’s Cup yachts – the futuristic AC75 foiling monohulls, capable of flying at breathtaking speeds. ACWS Sardegna is the first time the world will get to see the first generation of these remarkable new designs racing together, heightening the excitement for the fans and the pressure on the competing crews.

    REVOLUTIONARY NEW YACHTS
    The 36th America’s Cup sees the advent of a revolutionary new class of America’s Cup yachts – the futuristic AC75 foiling monohulls, capable of flying at breathtaking speeds. ACWS Sardegna is the first time the world will get to see the first generation of these remarkable new designs racing together, heightening the excitement for the fans and the pressure on the competing crews.
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    HOMETOWN VIEWPOINT

    Cagliari is the home base of the America’s Cup 36 Challenger of Record Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team. The syndicate’s skipper & team director Max Sirena – who knows the city and the local waters like the back of his hand – explains what the competing teams can expect from the venue of the ACWS opening regatta.

    HOMETOWN VIEWPOINT
    Cagliari is the home base of the America’s Cup 36 Challenger of Record Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team. The syndicate’s skipper & team director Max Sirena – who knows the city and the local waters like the back of his hand – explains what the competing teams can expect from the venue of the ACWS opening regatta.
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    LOCAL BUSINESS PROGRAMME

    Do you have a local business in or around Cagliari and want to help to promote the ACWS Sardegna – Cagliari event to your customers and clients? Click the button below to register for our local business outreach programme to receive a pack of promotional items, including a window sticker, an informational flyer, and a poster. Just tell us how many of each you need and we will be happy to make them available.

    LOCAL BUSINESS PROGRAMME
    Do you have a local business in or around Cagliari and want to help to promote the ACWS Sardegna – Cagliari event to your customers and clients? Click the button below to register for our local business outreach programme to receive a pack of promotional items, including a window sticker, an informational flyer, and a poster. Just tell us how many of each you need and we will be happy to make them available.
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