AUCKLAND / NEW ZEALAND

THE PRADA CUP


JAN 15 - FEB 22, 2021

  •  

    THE PRADA CUP

    Organised by the Challenger of Record, the PRADA Cup Challenger Selection Series will be held in January and February 2021 in Auckland, New Zealand, to determine which of the Challenger teams will take on the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the “36th America's Cup presented by PRADA” Match: to win the America’s Cup first you have to win the PRADA Cup.

    Organised by the Challenger of Record, the PRADA Cup Challenger Selection Series will be held in January and February 2021 in Auckland, New Zealand, to determine which of the Challenger teams will take on the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the “36th America's Cup presented by PRADA” Match: to win the America’s Cup first you have to win the PRADA Cup.

    The PRADA Cup will consist of four Round Robins of three races each, a seven races Semi-Final and a 13 races Final between the two leading teams. Each win gets one point.

    The highest ranked Challenger at the end of the Round Robins will be automatically qualified for the PRADA Cup Final; the remaining teams will then race in a 7 races Semi-Final and the first team who gets four points will qualify for the PRADA Cup Final.

    The PRADA Cup Final will then determine the Challenger for the “36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA” Match: the winner - the first team to get seven points – will challenge the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, and will receive the PRADA Cup – a striking new trophy designed by renowned designer Marc Newson (CBE) and painstakingly handcrafted by Florentine silversmiths.

    Download the Race Conditions

    THE PRADA CUP
    Organised by the Challenger of Record, the PRADA Cup Challenger Selection Series will be held in January and February 2021 in Auckland, New Zealand, to determine which of the Challenger teams will take on the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the “36th America's Cup presented by PRADA” Match: to win the America’s Cup first you have to win the PRADA Cup.

    Organised by the Challenger of Record, the PRADA Cup Challenger Selection Series will be held in January and February 2021 in Auckland, New Zealand, to determine which of the Challenger teams will take on the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the “36th America's Cup presented by PRADA” Match: to win the America’s Cup first you have to win the PRADA Cup.

    The PRADA Cup will consist of four Round Robins of three races each, a seven races Semi-Final and a 13 races Final between the two leading teams. Each win gets one point.

    The highest ranked Challenger at the end of the Round Robins will be automatically qualified for the PRADA Cup Final; the remaining teams will then race in a 7 races Semi-Final and the first team who gets four points will qualify for the PRADA Cup Final.

    The PRADA Cup Final will then determine the Challenger for the “36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA” Match: the winner - the first team to get seven points – will challenge the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, and will receive the PRADA Cup – a striking new trophy designed by renowned designer Marc Newson (CBE) and painstakingly handcrafted by Florentine silversmiths.

    Download the Race Conditions

    Media ID-2326
  • Media ID-2350

    RACING CALENDAR

    The racing schedule for the PRADA Cup has two races per day with a tentative race time window estimated between 1600-1800. The Round Robins will take place from the 15th to the 24th of January and will be followed by the Semi-finals from the 29th of January to the 2nd of February. The Prada Cup Final, which will determine the Challenger that will face the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the Match, will be raced from the 13th to the 22nd of February.

    The racing schedule for the PRADA Cup has two races per day with a tentative race time window estimated between 1600-1800 local time in order for a typical sea breeze to reliably establish itself across the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf. 

    The Round Robins will take place from the 15th to the 24th of January and will be followed by the Semi-finals from the 29th of January to the 2nd of February. The Prada Cup Final, which will determine the Challenger that will face the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the Match, will be raced from the 13th to the 22nd of February.

     

    RACING CALENDAR
    The racing schedule for the PRADA Cup has two races per day with a tentative race time window estimated between 1600-1800. The Round Robins will take place from the 15th to the 24th of January and will be followed by the Semi-finals from the 29th of January to the 2nd of February. The Prada Cup Final, which will determine the Challenger that will face the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the Match, will be raced from the 13th to the 22nd of February.

    The racing schedule for the PRADA Cup has two races per day with a tentative race time window estimated between 1600-1800 local time in order for a typical sea breeze to reliably establish itself across the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf. 

    The Round Robins will take place from the 15th to the 24th of January and will be followed by the Semi-finals from the 29th of January to the 2nd of February. The Prada Cup Final, which will determine the Challenger that will face the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the Match, will be raced from the 13th to the 22nd of February.

     

    Media ID-2350
  •  

    THE TROPHY

    For its 36th edition the America’s Cup, the oldest trophy in international sport, welcomes presenting sponsor Prada, which has created the latest version of the trophy — the Prada Cup —for this special occasion. The stunning Prada Cup silver trophy was created by world-renowned designer Marc Newson and handcrafted by the Florentine silversmiths.

    For its 36th edition the America’s Cup, the oldest trophy in international sport, welcomes presenting sponsor Prada, which has created the latest version of the trophy — the Prada Cup —for this special occasion.

    The stunning Prada Cup silver trophy was created by world-renowned designer Marc Newson and handcrafted by the Florentine silversmiths.

    The elegant trophy is housed in a luxurious leather trunk designed and handcrafted by Prada for this special occasion. The trunk – inspired by the first luxury steamer trunks produced by the brand – was made and assembled by hand.

    The Prada Cup is destined to become a new icon in the world of sailing. 

     

    THE TROPHY
    For its 36th edition the America’s Cup, the oldest trophy in international sport, welcomes presenting sponsor Prada, which has created the latest version of the trophy — the Prada Cup —for this special occasion. The stunning Prada Cup silver trophy was created by world-renowned designer Marc Newson and handcrafted by the Florentine silversmiths.

    For its 36th edition the America’s Cup, the oldest trophy in international sport, welcomes presenting sponsor Prada, which has created the latest version of the trophy — the Prada Cup —for this special occasion.

    The stunning Prada Cup silver trophy was created by world-renowned designer Marc Newson and handcrafted by the Florentine silversmiths.

    The elegant trophy is housed in a luxurious leather trunk designed and handcrafted by Prada for this special occasion. The trunk – inspired by the first luxury steamer trunks produced by the brand – was made and assembled by hand.

    The Prada Cup is destined to become a new icon in the world of sailing. 

     

    Media ID-2358
  •  

    AUCKLAND

    Auckland is one of the America’s Cup most storied venues. It sits with only a handful of global locations that have ever hosted an America’s Cup Match in the past 30 years alongside Newport, Fremantle, San Diego, Valencia, San Francisco and Bermuda.

    Auckland is one of the America’s Cup most storied venues. It sits with only a handful of global locations that have ever hosted an America’s Cup Match in the past 30 years alongside Newport, Fremantle, San Diego, Valencia, San Francisco and Bermuda.

    Auckland was the host city to the 2000 and 2003 America’s Cup and it is world renown as the “City of Sails”. The city’s waterfront haS been quickly transforming to become the hub of America’s Cup action for the event in 2021 and to leave a long-term legacy for Aucklanders and visitors.

    Since the victory of Emirates Team New Zealand in 2017 the team, the Government and the Auckland Council have been working relentlessly to fast track and reform the area that has been dominated by what has been known locally as 'the tank farm'. 

    The common vision of Government, Auckland Council and Emirates Team New Zealand is for the 36th America’s Cup to be an inclusive event, with a waterfront that will allow an experience accessible for everyone, connecting people to boats, bases and events, in a linear village that will spread across the waterfront from the Eastern Viaduct, to North Wharf and Wynyard Point.

    Part of the vision looks far beyond 2021 and will create new open spaces for people overlooking the harbour. Extending the team bases to Wynyard Wharf opens up Wynyard Point to the public, leading the way for the future redevelopment of the regional destination park which will start in 2022 onwards.

    AUCKLAND
    Auckland is one of the America’s Cup most storied venues. It sits with only a handful of global locations that have ever hosted an America’s Cup Match in the past 30 years alongside Newport, Fremantle, San Diego, Valencia, San Francisco and Bermuda.

    Auckland is one of the America’s Cup most storied venues. It sits with only a handful of global locations that have ever hosted an America’s Cup Match in the past 30 years alongside Newport, Fremantle, San Diego, Valencia, San Francisco and Bermuda.

    Auckland was the host city to the 2000 and 2003 America’s Cup and it is world renown as the “City of Sails”. The city’s waterfront haS been quickly transforming to become the hub of America’s Cup action for the event in 2021 and to leave a long-term legacy for Aucklanders and visitors.

    Since the victory of Emirates Team New Zealand in 2017 the team, the Government and the Auckland Council have been working relentlessly to fast track and reform the area that has been dominated by what has been known locally as 'the tank farm'. 

    The common vision of Government, Auckland Council and Emirates Team New Zealand is for the 36th America’s Cup to be an inclusive event, with a waterfront that will allow an experience accessible for everyone, connecting people to boats, bases and events, in a linear village that will spread across the waterfront from the Eastern Viaduct, to North Wharf and Wynyard Point.

    Part of the vision looks far beyond 2021 and will create new open spaces for people overlooking the harbour. Extending the team bases to Wynyard Wharf opens up Wynyard Point to the public, leading the way for the future redevelopment of the regional destination park which will start in 2022 onwards.

    Media ID-1541
  • Media ID-1122

    HOW TO WATCH

    Fans of the America's Cup all around the world will be able to enjoy coverage via all forms of media on every screen in 2020 and 2021. In order to make this the most viewed and accessible America’s Cup competition, the Event has partnered with free-to-air and pay networks in well over 120 territories and a second wave of partnerships will be announced soon.

    The official event website will also provide live streaming including on board camera footage, Virtual Eye graphics, behind-the-scenes storytelling and more for free without the need to download an app.

  • Media ID-1743

    VOLUNTEERS BRING IT ON!

    The Prada Cup and the America’s Cup presented by Prada are coming again to New Zealand. Our Race Village Hosts or ‘Tangata Maanaki’ will host thousands of fans, international visitors, VIPs, families, schools, professionals and everyone in between! It will be incredible.

    Our Race Village will be open to the public daily from mid- December 2020 until after the last race of the America’s Cup end of March 2021.