AC 45 Catamaran Racing San Diego

The America’s Cup World Series is coming to San Diego November 21-20, 2011. Don’t miss out on your chance to see these amazing 45 foot racing catamarans rip up San Diego Bay. Viewing options will be better than ever, as this is a much more spectator friendly event. Even though grandstands will be set up on the piers downtown and on Harbor Island, you can ditch the crowd and view the races from a boat. That’s where West Coast Multihulls comes in.

americas cup san diego catamaran raceJoin us aboard one of our luxury charter catamarans to see the action. Hear the crack of sails, rush of water and calls of the crews of the AC 45 catamarans as they zip by at well over double the wind speed. Avoid the crowd. Have an experience you won’t soon forget.

First Race Signal on each race day will be around 1pm. Please check out our Meetup Page to review your options!
AC 45 viewing from boat

America’s Cup World Series San Diego Schedule

  • Boats hit the water for the first time November 8 or 9, 2011
  • America’s Cup WS Fleet Racing Practice in San Diego  Saturday and Sunday, Nov 12-13
  • America’s Cup Match Racing Championship Wednesday through Saturday, Nov 16-19
  • America’s Cup World Series San Diego Championship Sunday, Nov 20
  • America’s Cup 500 Speed Trial Sunday, Nov 20


AC World Series Comes to San Diego


Plymouth AC 45 Capsizes – Viewer discretion is advised

San Diego AC Open

Held over Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th, this fleet racing series event will reveal what the teams are made of both in terms of tactical decision making and pure speed. This opening weekend series will feature up to four fleet races with all 9 boats battling for supremacy.

San Diego AC 500 Speed Trial

On the opening Saturday (November 12), teams will vie for the title of fastest boat through timed speed trials over a 500-metre course, pushing their wing-sailed AC 45 catamarans to the limit. Capsizes are not out of the question. There have been many already in Cascais, and particularly in Plymouth.

San Diego AC Match Race Championship

The third stage of the competition pits the teams in one-on-one clashes starting on Wednesday, to earn a place in a final showdown on Saturday. Each day will consist of three, 20-minute fleet races to determine the top six teams, who then face off through three match races. Every day of racing produces a ranking of the full fleet of AC 45s. The results over the three days will determine the seeding order for the Match Race Championship on Saturday, November 19.
On that Saturday, the Match Race Championship will find the six best teams (as determined over the previous three days) battling through a Quarter Final, Semi-Final and Final to determine the San Diego AC World Series Match Race winner.

San Diego AC World Series Championship

This title is at stake on the final Sunday in a winner-takes-all fleet race, where all teams will have a shot at the title. This brings back all catamarans and crews, regardless of how they finished during the week, for a shot at redemption, or a chance to hang on to glory here in San Diego.

More videos and information at: America’s Cup World Series Video page

AC 45 World Series San Diego viewing area, race area

San Diego AC 45 race area

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