For the first time, from June 28-July 1, America's Cup racing will be held inside Narragansett Bay, in Newport RI, with excellent spectator views of the race course from the AC Village at Fort Adams. The regatta will give the public an opportunity to watch the world's top sailors compete in the state-of-the-art AC45 wing-sailed catamarans, which will be the first time the high-tech boats will be raced on the east coast of the U.S. In addition to being the first American host of the high-tech AC45 wing-sailed catamarans in 2012,
Newport also has the honor of seeing the
first AC World Series circuit champion crowned. The highlight of each
AC World Series stop is the spectacular, winner-takes-all, fleet race on
final Sunday, where teams put points on the board to take the overall
title, so the final race on Sunday, July 1 in Newport could be the
ultimate decision maker for the AC World Series champion.