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Bermuda will host America’s Cup World Series

The America’s Cup World Series — a racing circuit featuring the best sailors in the world, competing on foiling, wingsailed catamarans — will be coming to Bermuda in October 2015.

The America’s Cup World Series is the first stage of competition in the 35th America’s Cup and begins in the summer of 2015. Featuring all of the America’s Cup teams racing in one design AC45 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 America’s Cup World Series determines the starting points score of the teams in the America's Cup Qualifiers in 2017.

“The waters of Bermuda are ideal for racing, as anyone who has sailed here can attest,” Bermuda’s Premier Michael Dunkley said. “We’re very excited to have our island be a part of the next America’s Cup and to have an opportunity to showcase our maritime heritage and first class hospitality to the America’s Cup teams.”