Prada Cup Final Live

2021 Prada Cup live updates – Schedule, start time, odds, live streaming and how to watch

The 2021 Prada Challenger’s Trophy is a sailing competition held to determine the challenger in the 2021 America’s Cup. The races are being held from January 15 to February 22, 2021 in Auckland, New Zealand and were preceded by the 2019–20 America’s Cup World Series.

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The Cup will be sailed in AC75s, 75 foot foiling monohulls. The boats are expected to have requirements around the boats being “constructed in country”. Teams are allowed to build two boats each.

2021 Prada Cup Teams

Three teams will compete for the title of challenger against defender Team New Zealand in the 2021 America’s Cup.

Country Team Helmsman
United States American Magic Dean Barker
United Kingdom Ineos Team UK Ben Ainslie
Italy Luna Rossa Challenge James Spithill
Francesco Bruni

Organised by the Challenger of Record, the PRADA Cup Challenger Selection Series will be held in January and February 2021 in Auckland, New Zealand, to determine which of the Challenger teams will take on the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the “36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA” Match: to win the America’s Cup first you have to win the PRADA Cup.

The PRADA Cup will consist of four Round Robins of three races each, a seven races Semi-Final and a 13 races Final between the two leading teams. Each win gets one point.

The highest ranked Challenger at the end of the Round Robins will be automatically qualified for the PRADA Cup Final; the remaining teams will then race in a 7 races Semi-Final and the first team who gets four points will qualify for the PRADA Cup Final.

The PRADA Cup Final will then determine the Challenger for the “36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA” Match: the winner – the first team to get seven points – will challenge the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, and will receive the PRADA Cup – a striking new trophy designed by renowned designer Marc Newson (CBE) and painstakingly handcrafted by Florentine silversmiths.

Prada Cup 2021 Competition Format

The Prada Cup will use a quadruple Round-robin tournament, to determine a seeding. 2nd and 3rd seeds after all 12 races then compete in a seven-race series in order to advance to a 13-race final series against the 1st seed from the round robin. The winner of this final series will become the official challenger for the 2021 America’s Cup against defender Team New Zealand.

 

Round Robin 3 (January 22-23)

 
Date Time Port Entry Starboard Entry Time
Race 1 January 22 Ineos Team UK  American Magic
Race 2  Luna Rossa Challenge  Ineos Team UK
Race 3 January 23  American Magic  Luna Rossa Challenge

Round Robin 4 (January 23-24)

 
Date Time Port Entry Starboard Entry Time
Race 1 January 23  American Magic  Ineos Team UK
Race 2 January 24  Ineos Team UK  Luna Rossa Challenge
Race 3  Luna Rossa Challenge  American Magic

Prada Cup Semi-finals

The semi-finals will be held from 29 January to 2 February, 2021. The second-placed team from the round-robin will face the third-placed team in a best-of-seven series to determine who will sail in the final.

Prada Cup Finals

The Prada Cup Final, which will determine the Challenger that will face the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the Match, will be raced from 13 to 22 February, 2021. This will be a best-of-13 series, with winner advancing to the 2021 America’s Cup.

The Round Robins will take place from the 15th to the 24th of January and will be followed by the Semi-Finals from the 29th of January to the 2nd of February. The PRADA Cup Final, which will determine the Challenger that will face the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the Match, will be raced from the 13th to the 22nd of February. The racing schedule for the Round Robins and Semi-Finals has two races per day with a tentative race time window estimated between 1500-1700 local time. During the PRADA Cup Finals, the estimated time of racing will be 1600-1800 local time.

 
Date Time Port Entry Starboard Entry Time
Race 1 February 13
Race 2
Race 3 February 14
Race 4
Race 5 February 17
Race 6
Race 7 February 19
Race 8
Race 9 February 20
Race 10
Race 11 February 21
Race 12
Race 13 February 22

How to watch the Prada Cup Challenger Series

The primary objective of the live broadcast of the 36th America’s Cup is to make this the most viewed and accessible America’s Cup competition.

Racing in the spectacular AC75s in Auckland, New Zealand will begin on 17-20 December 2020 with the PRADA America’s Cup World Series Auckland and the PRADA Christmas Race. The PRADA Cup, the Challenger Selection Series, begins on 15 January 2021. The winner of the PRADA Cup will meet the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, in the 36th America’s Cup Match starting on 6th March 2021.

To ensure both the most accessible and most complete live and highlights coverage from broadcasters in well over 195 territories, the 36th America’s Cup has partnered with free-to-air and pay networks including:

Prada Cup Challenger Selection Series

the Prada Cup Challenger Selection Series will be held in Auckland throughout January and February 2021 to determine which of Luna Rossa, Ineos Team UK and American Magic will take on the defenders Team New Zealand in the 36th America’s Cup Match starting on March 6.

The Prada Cup will consist of four round robins of three races each, a seven-race semifinal and a 13-race final between the two leading teams. Each win gets one point.

The highest ranked Challenger at the end of the round robins will be automatically qualified for the Prada Cup final.

The remaining two teams will then race in a seven-race semifinal and the first team who gets four points will qualify for the Prada Cup final.

The Prada Cup final will then determine the Challenger to face Team New Zealand in the America’s Cup Match and the winner of the newly minted Prada Cup trophy.

How to watch Prada Cup and stream

The Herald will have live updates on nzherald.co.nz/sport while you can listen to live commentary on Gold AM and iHeartRadio.

America’s Cup coverage is free-to-air on TVNZ. You can also stream the action live or on-demand on TVNZ.co.nz or on the America’s Cup YouTube channel.

If you’re in Auckland, you can also head down to the America’s Cup Race Village at the Viaduct Marina, where there will be a stage and big screens to watch the action. The village operates from 10am to 8pm on race days and can be accessed through the main entrance at the beginning of Hobson Wharf.

There are also many options to view the action live around Auckland’s waterfront. Here are the best spots to watch the action.

Race officials will determine which course will be used on each racing day.

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