The Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series

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The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is a racing circuit featuring the best sailors in the world, competing on foiling, wingsailed catamarans - an updated version of the AC45 raced in the last series.

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is the first stage of competition in the 2017 America’s Cup and began in the summer of 2015. The final event of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series will be held in Fukuoka Japan - 18-20th November 2016.

Featuring all of the America’s Cup teams racing in foiling, one-design AC45F catamarans, the circuit is an early opportunity to put points on the board that carry forward into the next stage of the competition.

Overall ranking position in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series determines the starting points score of the teams in the America's Cup Qualifiers in 2017.

All teams have been given an opportunity to host events in their home countries.