What is it?
The Prada Cup is the selection race series which will determine which of the challenger teams will take on defenders Emirates Team New Zealand in the 36th America’s Cup match in March. It consists 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.
When is the Prada Cup?
The 36th America’s Cup match itself takes place on March 6-15 but the Prada Cup series is understandably a lot longer. The round robins took place between Jan 15-24, with the semi-finals currently ongoing from Jan 29-Feb 2. The Prada Cup final, which includes Great Britain as they topped the round robins, will be from Feb 13-Feb 22 with racing taking place between the hours of 03:00-05:00 GMT. Get ready to set your alarm clock!
What channel is it on and how can I watch it?
Every race of the America’s Cup series will be shown live on Sky Sports, normally Sky Sports Mix. The BBC will be also be showing the semi-final and final of the Prada Cup, as well as decisive race days during the America’s Cup match itself. The America’s Cup YouTube channel also has a live stream.
What teams are taking part?
Great Britain (Ineos Team UK)
United States (American Magic)
Italy (Luna Rossa Challenge)
What is the Prada Cup schedule?
- Round robin: Jan 15-24 – (Completed with Great Britain finishing top)
- Semi final: Jan 29-Feb 2 (United States v Italy) – (Completed with Italy victorious)
- Final: Feb 13-Feb 22 (Great Britain v Italy) – between 0300 and 0500 GMT