France to host America's Cup World Series event in 2016

December 22, 2015

LONDON (AP) French city Toulon will host the fifth America's Cup World Series event in September 2016.

The World Series event, which is part of a two-year schedule to determine the challenger to face Team Oracle in the 2017 America's Cup in Bermuda, will be held in the Mediterranean city from Sept. 10-11.

Franck Cammas, the captain of Groupama Team France, says ''we can't wait to bring the race to Toulon and to compete in front of a home crowd.''

Other events in 2016 are scheduled to take place in Muscat, Oman, along with New York, Chicago and Portsmouth, England.

Two additional events are expected to be added, one in Asia in 2016 and one in early 2017.

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