[Source: BMW Oracle] Following a period of consultation with potential teams for the 34th America’s Cup, the release date of the AC72 Class Rule has been pushed back by two weeks to Oct. 15.
An initial draft was released to prospective teams on Sept. 16. Based on their considered input, a second draft will be issued on or before Oct. 6, allowing potential teams an additional comment period before its formal release.
“The Defender and Challenger of Record have agreed an amendment to the Protocol for the 34th America’s Cup to permit this short delay in publishing the AC72 Class Rule,” said Murray in a memo to prospective competitors for the 34th America’s Cup.
The AC72 is the new high-performance wingsail catamaran being developed for the 34th America’s Cup. The Rule is being drafted by Morrelli & Melvin Design and Engineering on behalf of US SAILING.