Announcement on the 36th America's Cup
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Circolo della Vela Sicilia as the Challenger of Record, together with their
respective representative teams Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge, are pleased to announce that the
Protocol establishing the parameters for the 36th America's Cup will be released in September 2017.
The proposed dates for the event will be further detailed in the Protocol but the Defender and the Challenger of Record
are considering the possibility of the 36th America's Cup Match and the preceding Challenger Selection Series being
conducted in Auckland in early 2021 during the New Zealand summer.
In recognition of the fundamental condition of the Deed of Gift that the Cup be preserved as a perpetual Challenge Cup
for friendly competition between foreign countries, the Protocol will contain a "constructed in country" requirement for
competing yachts and a nationality requirement for competing crew members.