The Admiral's Cup, which was held every two years from 1957 to 1999, and then again in 2003 after a four-year break, was canceled for 2005 by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. Reason: too few reports.
The registration deadline was on May 3rd, but the RORC was forced to cancel the cup today. The aim is to prevent the few potential participants from incurring unnecessary costs. Interest in participation had been signaled from 13 nations, and the organizer had expected ten reports. At the beginning of April there were only two firm commitments, two or three other teams tried to join forces.
The reason for the few commitments was insufficient funding and problems with the boats. The RORC had re-announced the Cup, three boats per team, a Mumm 30, a Swan 45 and a large IRC boat (TCC between 1,300 and 1,550, length over 15.15 meters) should start.
The RORC is now hoping for a breakthrough with the new boats in the Grand Prix Rule. A new start date was not mentioned.
Germany won the Admiral's Cup four times.