For these LVC the rule has been totally changed.The protocol introduced to the LVC additionally 13 “Acts”The Acts with odd numbers were fleet-races(the whole fleet sailed against points)- the „Acts“ with the even numbers were match races (1 team sailed vs. another one)It was surprising that until the Round Robins the AC defender „Alinghi“ participated in these races of the challengers. This gave the defender a great advantage, as he could collect a lot of experience watching the competitors. In a complicated points system some points collected in the Acts were counted already for the Round Robins.The rest run in old tracks : 2 Round Robins (RR), Semifinals, Final no Repêchage Rounds any more. There were held at various places (Marseilles, Naples, Trampine, Valencia) a total of 566 races.
Emirates NZL 92 gewann den LVC 2005/2007
Luna Rossa ITA 94 verlor das Finale des LVC
Challengers of the LVC listed on points at the end of RR2
A yacht club from a landlocked country (.. "the land-locked Switzerland .... with no arm to the sea ..") challenged for the first time the AC