Plymouth is proud to be chosen to play host on the 10th-18th September 2011 to the qualifying series of the 34th America’s Cup.
The America’s Cup is a trophy awarded to the winner of the America’s Cup match races between two yachts. One yacht, known as the defender, represents the yacht club who is the current holder of the America’s Cup and the second yacht, known as the challenger, represents the yacht club which is challenging for the cup. The America’s Cup is the oldest active trophy in international sport (started in 1851). – Source Wiki
Details known so far:
– Channel 4 and Sky will be broadcasting the America’s Cup Live during the event in Plymouth
– Organisers have predicted a £10 million boost for the city’s economy from an event geared strongly towards spectators and TV coverage. (source: Thisisplymouth.co.uk)
– University graduation marquees on the Hoe will be used by yachting teams and an event “village” will be set up in the desolate Millbay docks, possibly connected to the Barbican by water taxi. (source: Thisisplymouth.co.uk)
– Plymouth City Council will use the Lord Mayor’s residence in Elliott Terrace to host VIPs, such as those from businesses and educational establishments. (source: Thisisplymouth.co.uk)
– The Millbay Amerca’s Cup race village will use recycled road materials.
– Official America’s Cup Plymouth Logo released.
– Plymouth begins to Prepare for the America’s Cup World Series.
– Details on the 10 teams set to arrive in Plymouth, including quotes from each team.
– Full details of the race’s set to take place during the 10-18th July.
– Details of special offers on boat charters announced.
– Full list of local Plymouth businesses offering special rates and discounts for the America’s Cup
– Shuttle bus service between the Milbay race village, Barbican and Plymouth Hoe announced.
– America’s Cup Race Village – Clyde Quay, Millbay, Plymouth – Work Continues.
– Huge Plymouth Stage to be located on the Plymouth Hoe packed full of free entertainment! See the full list of performers here, many well known local names…
– Road closures for America’s Cup World Series event here
Plymouth America’s Cup News Feed
Want to see more? View the official America’s Cup YouTube channel packed full of America’s Cup videos.
Press and News Information:
– America’s Cup team release a series of weekly episodes containing the latest news and information
– Plymouth taxi drivers support for America’s Cup
– 45, america’s cup world series new media Magazine – with a recent post taking a look at Artemis Racing, with some good photos of the crew and America’s Cup catamarans.
– First capsize of the 34th America’s Cup captured on video
– Local Media can now sign up for official accreditation – 6th June
America’s Cup team visit Plymouth to discuss ways Plymouth can maximise this event – May 14th
America’s Cup team first visit to Plymouth – April 14th
Plymouth press conference reveals more…
Plymouth gets America’s Cup World Series stage – BBC Sport