Protocol Amendment No 1

Emirates Team New Zealand - Pete Burling
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On the 22nd of December 2017 the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Circolo della Vela Sicilia, the Challenger of Record, agreed on Amendment No 1 to the Protocol Governing the 36th America’s Cup.

This amendment reduces the period a challenging yacht club has to have been in existence from five to three years and changes the defintion of a Surrogate Yacht from “any monohull yacht exceeding 12m LOA ” to “any yacht exceeding 12m LOA ”.

This Protocol Amendment may be downloaded HERE.