The America’s Cup World Series is a racing circuit featuring the best sailors in the world, competing on foiling, wing-sailed 45ft catamarans.

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, culminating in the America’s Cup (Finals) in 2017 in Bermuda.

Featuring all of the America’s Cup teams racing in foiling, 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.

All teams have been given an opportunity to host events in their home countries. At least four events are scheduled in 2015, including:

Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy – June 5-7, 2015

Portsmouth, Great Britain – July 23-26, 2015

Gothenburg, Sweden – August 28-30, 2015

Hamilton, Bermuda – October 16-18, 2015

Four to six events are expected in 2016, including a second event in Portsmouth in July and a regatta in Chicago during the summer.