Fukuoka, Japan To Host Asia’s First Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series

America’s Cup racing is coming to Asia for the first time in the 165-year history of this iconic event.

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is scheduled to bring America’s Cup racing to Fukuoka, the fifth largest city in Japan, from November 18-20, 2016.

SoftBank Team Japan is the fourth Japanese challenge for the America’s Cup, and the first since 1999.

Kazuhiko “Fuku” Sofuku was a bowman with that 1999 team and he has returned to the America’s Cup with SoftBank Team Japan as General Manager and sailing crew member for this new challenge.

In 2016, the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series includes stops in Muscat, Oman; New York and Chicago, USA; Portsmouth, UK; Toulon, France; and Fukuoka, Japan.

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