The Sardinian city of Cagliari will open the 2015-2016 America's Cup World Series, the regattas leading into the 35th America's Cup. The event will take place in the Gulf of Cagliari surrounding the island's capital over 4-7 June 2015.
All six teams entered in the 35th America's Cup - Oracle Team USA, Artemis Racing, Ben Ainslie Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand, Luna Rossa Challenge and Team France - will be present. This year the AC45 one-design catamarans have been modified to sail in full-foiling configuration.
The program entails an opening ceremony on Thursday, 4 June and one day of mandatory training on Friday, 5 June. There will be two races a day over the weekend with a prize-giving ceremony taking place on the last day.
The teams will sail in Cagliari from 31 May to familiarise themselves with the race course.