America's Cup

5 Things to Know About the America’s Cup New York

Victoria Barnett

By Victoria Barnett

March 2, 2016

rp160227_lvacwsord1_6821.jpgThe America’s Cup is making its way back to New York, and fans are ready for it. This triumphant return is highly-anticipated and long overdue (about 96 years to be exact). With all of the excitement around the event, we wanted to fill you in on a few things you might want to know about the race. Read below to learn more about the America’s Cup New York.

The Return

The America’s Cup will return to New York for the first time in 96 years. From 1870 through 1920, racing took place off New York but then was moved to Newport, Rhode Island where it remained until the U.S. lost the Cup in 1983, ending the longest winning streak.

Since then, the America’s Cup has taken place in Perth, Australia; San Diego, USA; Auckland, New Zealand; Valencia, Spain; and San Francisco, USA.

Location

The Event Village will be in the Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza while the racing will be on the lower Hudson River off the Battery Park City Esplanade. Brookfield Place is located at 230 Vesey Street, along the Hudson River waterfront and across from the Statue of Liberty.

Liberty Landing Marina will host the teams compound including bases for all six teams.

Current Standings

Ben Ainslie led his Land Rover BAR team to victory by two points over ORACLE TEAM USA at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Oman. This second place finish for ORACLE TEAM USA gave them their fourth consecutive podium although the team has yet to win.

Emirates New Zealand finished in third to retain its place at the top of the leaderboard with ORACLE TEAM USA close behind in second place, only trailing by six points. New York is up next on the 2016 schedule – will we see rp160227_lvacwsord1_1552.jpgany movement in the standings?

1 Emirates Team New Zealand | 192

2 ORACLE TEAM USA | 186

3 Land Rover BAR | 185

4 SoftBank Team Japan | 161

5 Artemis Racing| 161

6 Groupama Team France | 150

Point-Scoring System

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series uses a high-point scoring system. The winner of each race scores 10 points, second place collects 9 points, third place earns 8 points and so on. On Sunday, point scoring is doubled – 1st place receives 20 points, 2nd 18 points, 3rd 16 points, etc.

New Hospitality Experience

To add a little glamour to this year’s America’s Cup, we are offering an elevated experience which combines the best viewing locations of the racing action and premium hospitality venues complete with gourmet food, premium beverages and other exclusive amenities.

Whether you want access for individuals, large groups or corporate outings, the America’s Cup Legends Club and Legends Suites can provide exactly what you need.

WFC-Exterior.pngThe America’s Cup Legends Club access is ideal for individuals or large groups (i.e. 10-15 people) who are looking for an upgraded experience at the America’s Cup. Spectators can make their way to the terrace for a 14th floor view of the races and a bird’s eye view of the North Cove Marina. Guests can also enjoy an unparalleled experience inside the luxurious environment of Brookfield Place – complete with gourmet food, premium beverages, guest speakers and more.

The Legends Suites are best for corporate groups looking for a luxurious space to accommodate approximately 50 guests. On the 2nd level of Brookfield Place, your guests will enjoy amazing VIP service in the private, intimate Legends Suites. Each suite offers a spacious floor plan suitable for 50 guests and provides elevated views of the races with the majestic Statue of Liberty in the background. Guests can take advantage of comfortable seating, a premium bar and exquisite food as well as in-suite entertainment.

Attend the America’s Cup New York

Good news! We have ticket packages available to the 2016 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in New York. As mentioned above, for this event, we are offering an exclusive hospitality experience complete with prime views of the racing action, gourmet food, open bar, guest speakers and more. Click below to learn more about America’s Cup Experiences Official Ticket Packages.

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