The PRADA America’s Cup World Series Auckland and the PRADA Christmas Race will see the teams congregate in Auckland, New Zealand from the 17th to the 20th of December 2020. It is the first opportunity for all the teams to race against each other on their second AC75s ahead of the PRADA Cup Challenger Selection Series in January and February 2021 and the Match for the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA in March. Following the ACWS racing, a Christmas Race will mark the start of an exciting summer of America’s Cup action in Auckland.
On the 17th of December at 3pm NZT two AC75s will line up for the very first race of this America’s Cup cycle. For the first three days of the PRADA ACWS Auckland (17th-19th of December) there will be four races per day of Round Robin competition when all of the four teams will race each other twice. The fourth day (20th of December) the PRADA Christmas Race will kick off and will be comprised of two knock out stages, the first stage consists of two head to head match ups, the winners of each will progress to the final, the losers to a 3rd & 4th match which will help decide the final rankings. The pairing of the Christmas Race Semifinals will be decided by the results of the PRADA ACWS Auckland double Round Robin