LVACWS Scoring and Format

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FORMAT: THE LOUIS VUITTON AMERICA’S CUP WORLD SERIES

Each Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event consists of a series of fleet races. In suitable weather conditions, a series consists of three races on the Saturday and a further three on the Sunday.

Scores accumulate within each event to determine podium finishers, and across the entire 2015-16 series schedule to determine an overall winner at the conclusion of racing in 2016.

The top teams from the full schedule of Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series events will be awarded bonus points to carry forward into the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers in 2017.

SCORING: LOUIS VUITTON AMERICA’S CUP WORLD SERIES 

A high-point scoring system is in place for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series.

For the races on Saturday, the winner earns 10 points, second place collects 9 points, third place 8 points, and so on.

Points are scored double on Sunday, when the winner of each race collects 20 points, second place 18 points, third place 16 points, and so on.

The team with the most points at the conclusion of racing is the winner. (Ties are broken in favor of the team with the best result in the last race).