America’s Cup racing returns to New York, the city with more than a century’s connection to the storied competition, with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series May 7-8, 2016.
The New York regatta is one of six events planned during 2016, each featuring thrilling, high-speed competition as six America’s Cup teams with the top sailors in the world vie for points that count toward the final competition for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017.
Hysucat is scheduled to supply VIP chase boats to follow the foiling, wingsailed AC45 catamarans on the course. Race officials chose the Hysucat over other RIBs because the Hysucat is able to keep up with the catamarans in heavy chop while still giving a comfortable, safe ride that leaves little wake.
Hysucat will also supply the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup with support boats for the 16 youth teams from around the world. This competition pits the most promising youth athletes against each other, training and racing utilizing the latest technology.
Two Hysucats are also scheduled to shuttle VIPs and AC crew from their bases to the race course in Bermuda during the big event in 2017.