Americaís Cup World Series San Francisco 2012

Race Schedule August 22-26

Published: August, 2012

Wednesday, August 22     1:00 – 4:00 p.m.                                     Match Racing Qualifier – Match Racing

 

 

Thursday, August 23     2:10 – 2:45 & 3:05 – 3:40 p.m.                    Match Racing Qualifier – Fleet Racing

 

 

Friday, August 24     2:10 – 2:45 & 3:05 – 3:40 p.m.                         Match Racing Qualifier – Fleet Racing

 

 

Saturday, August 25     2:10 – 2:45 & 3:05 – 3:40 p.m.                   Match Racing Qualifier – Fleet Racing

                                           3:50 – 4:05 p.m.                                            Match Racing Semi-Final (Seed 1 vs. Seed 4)

                                           3:55 – 4:10 p.m.                                            Match Racing Semi-Final (Seed 2 vs. Seed 3)

                                           4:20 – 4:35 p.m.                                            Match Racing Final

 

 

Sunday, August 26     12:25 – 12:55 p.m.                                       ACWS Championship Fleet Race

                                        1:00 – 2:00 p.m.                                           Celebrity Pro-Am

 

 

Awards

There will be two major awards given for the San Francisco ACWS event. The first award will go to the winner of the Match Racing Finals on Saturday, August 25. The second award will go to the winner the ACWS Championship Fleet Race on Sunday, August 26.

 

 

Match Races, Fleet Races and Qualifying Points

Match Races are races with two AC45 yachts racing head to head to win qualifying points used to earn a place in the Semi Final Match Races on Saturday. Match Races score 5 points for a win and 0 points for a loss. Qualifying points are also given out during the Fleet Races which include the entire field of yachts racing at the same time for the best position and corresponding points as follows:

 

FLEET RACE QUALIFYING POINTS TOWARDS SEMI FNAL MATCH RACES

 

Place

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

Points

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

1

 

The four teams with the most qualifying points will go to the Semi Final Match Races on Saturday.

 

Championship Points

All teams will be vying for Championship Points that will accumulate throughout the 2012-2013 ACWS season and determine the winner of the Series. The following points will be awarded at the end of the Match Racing event:

MATCH RACING CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

 

Place

Determined By

Points

1

Winner of Match Race Finals

10

2

Loser of Match Race Finals

9

3

Loser of Match Race Semi Finals with higher qualifier points

8

4

Loser of Match Race Semi Finals with lower qualifier points

7

5

5th lowest combined qualifier points

6

6

6th lowest combined qualifier points

5

7

7th lowest combined qualifier points

4

8

8th lowest combined qualifier points

3

9

9th lowest combined qualifier points

2

10

10th lowest combined qualifier points

1

11

11th lowest combined qualifier points

1

 

 

 

The following Championship Points will be awarded as follows at the end of the Fleet Racing event:

SUNDAY FLEET RACING CHMPIONSHIP POINTS

 

Place

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

Points

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

1

 

There are many choice viewing locations for the America’s Cup World Series races. From far away perches on the south end of Angel Island to numerous sites along the San Francisco waterfront.

These maps show the general race area that will be used (below) and the location of the AC Village (right) at Marina Green. Exact details of the race course and the AC Village were unavailable at press time. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.americascup.com.