Nine O’pen BIC sailors from North America will join twenty-three from other countries for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Bermuda for the America’s Cup Finals, and to compete in the AC Endeavour O’pen, June 15-18, 2017. On Saturday, June 17, O'pen BICs will be The Halftime Show between Race #1 and Race #2 of the AC Finals, broadcast world wide. Accommodations, entry fee, charter boat, and meals are being provided by BIC Sport and the America's Cup Event Authority.
We are pleased to announce the ninth North American spot for the America’s Cup will be randomly drawn from the top 30 places at the upcoming Sarasota O’pen BIC championships, March 17-19, 2017. All nine spots will be selected in Sarasota as follows:
- The top six finishers overall (male or female) who are able to attend the AC Endeavour O’pen.
- The top two female finishers overall who are not otherwise in the top six overall and who are able to attend the AC Endeavour O’pen.
- The ninth North American representative (male or female) will be randomly drawn from the top 30 overall who are not otherwise qualified above. Alternates for the ninth spot will also be randomly drawn from the top 30 overall.
-All sailors must be born 2002 or later and meet the other minimum requirements