America's Cup 101: The Louis Vuitton Cup

How does the Louis Vuitton Cup feed the competition into the America's Cup? Check out this infographic.

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The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup semifinals (Luna Rossa Challenge versus Artemis Racing in a best-of-seven series) will go on to battle Emirates Team New Zealand in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals (a best-of-13 series), which begins on Aug. 17. The winner of the finals will meet Oracle Team USA, the Defender of the America's Cup, for a best-of-17 series for the America's Cup from Sept. 7 to 21.