AC45 World Series By 2007, the World Championships were the pre-races of a LVC and AC. The AC45 World Series are their continuation and have also to prepare the crews on a smaller catamaran for the big AC72. But it also sail teams that do not finance a large catamaran and may be can compete at a later LVC. These teams are then called officially: "Competitor, AC World Series”
Out of the 10 discharged Championships in Cascais and in Plymouth blew violent gusts, in which some catamarans capsized and some were partly badly damaged At each venue, there were two categories of race: The fleet races: in which all sailed in one group for points. The match races: where pairs raced against points
Season Standings Overall Points: Match Race and Fleet Race Championships  Pts Team Country 245 Oracle Racing/Spithill#4 USA 191 Luna Rossa/Piranha ITA 181 Ben Ainsle Racing GBR 171 Emirates Team New Zealand NZL 160 Energy Team FRA 160 Artemis Racing,White SWE 151 Luna Rossa/Swordfish ITA 105 Team Korea/White Tiger KOR 98 Oracle Racing/Coutts#5 USA 90 Artemis Racing,Red SWE 73 China Team CHN 36 HS Racing USA  
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2013 On 8 August Russel Couts  announced that they had found during the preparation for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup balance weights of about 2.5 kg. that were attached to the AC45 for a few races in the World Series.  This affected the catamarans of Oracle Racing and Ben Ainslie. Although these weights  improved the characteristics of the catamarans only very marginally, they were considered as a rule-violating.  But surprising was then the decision of the International Jury, which found a sound rule violation, Oracle Racing finished with $ 250,000 fine and two minus points for the AC. That means Oracle Racing must win at least 11 for ETNZ 9 wins are still sufficient. As a consequence, these boats were withdrawn retroactively and the winning table for the Match Races was changed. The winner now is Luna Rossa
181 points Ben Ainsle Racing GBR
245 points Oracle Racing/Spithill#4 USA
191 points Luna Rossa/Piranha ITA
171 points Emirates Team New Zealand NZL
AC45 World Series The first 4 of the first overall winner’s table *
* As Oracle and BAR have been stroken after the International Jury penalty, Luna Rossa became the winner
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The Defender Oracle Racing nominated 2 AC45 catamarans with the names of their skippers: Spithill # 4 and Coutts # 5
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AC45 Artemis Racing
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The Challenger of Record nominated for this World Cup 2 AC45: Artemis White Artemis Red
AC45 World Series Emirates Team NLZ
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These photos show ETNZ’s AC 45 in the violent storms of Plymouth
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The team nominated 2 AC45: Luna Rossa Piranha Luna Rossa Swordfish
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Team Korea (White Tiger Challenge)
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It is the first participation of Korea in the America's Cup. Team Korea also has nominated as Challenger for the 34th America's Cup . But there is no information that an AC72 is under construction.
March 2013 Team Korea, previously an America’s Cup World Series participant and Louis Vuitton Cup entrant, has withdrawn from further competition in the 34th America’s Cup
Country / Challenge: Korea / Competitor, AC World Series  ( Challenger 34th America's Cup ) Syndicate/Team: Team Korea (White Tiger Challenge) CEO: Kim Dong-Young   Yacht Club: Sail Korea YC Design / Tech.Directoer: Brett Bakewell-White 	 Skipper: Peter Burling, Nathan Outteridge 2013
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Energy Team France
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Energy France is the team of the French sailing icons Bruno and Loick Peyron. Loick Peyron was at the end of 2012 the skipper of the victorious trimaran "Banque Populaire V" who sailed a new world record of the Vendee Globe with 45 days and 13 hours Loick Peron hired also as skipper at Artemis Racing. Looking at the long history of the French AC teams, after Baron Bich was no syndicate which could run a challenge on a rich financial cushion. One can regret only that nobody is willing to  finance an AC72, because the French have an experience for decades to construct and race successfully big offshore multi-hulls.
Country/ Challenge: France / Competitor, AC World Series Syndicate/Team: Energy Team CEO: Bruno and Loick Peyron Yacht Club: YC de France Skipper: Loick Peyron Helmsman: Yan Guichard 2013
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