This is an amazing video from America’s Cup – on YouTube. Watch it and remember to breathe!
ACWS 2 Update:
Racing at the America’s Cup World Series San Francisco got underway yesterday with seven races in the qualifying round of the match racing championship.
With the wind gusting over 20 knots and creating a nasty chop on San Francisco Bay, Artemis Racing – Red (Nathan Outteridge), Emirates Team New Zealand (Dean Barker), Energy Team (Loïck Peyron), J.P. Morgan BAR (Ben Ainslie) and Team Korea (Peter Burling) all advanced to the quarterfinal round, with matches scheduled for Thursday and Friday.
China Team with Phil Robertson, won their first match race of the AC World Series and stood on the brink of advancing to the quarterfinal round, but didn’t start his final match against Artemis Racing – Red due to broken frames in the wingsail.
Full report to come. Visit the America’s Cup website for more information.
Team Korea bt. Luna Rossa Piranha, +:02
Energy Team bt. China Team, +:56
Emirates Team New Zealand bt. Artemis Racing – Red, +:50.8
J.P. Morgan BAR bt. Luna Rossa Swordfish, +1:15
China Team bt. Luna Rossa Piranha, +:06
Artemis Racing – Red bt. Luna Rossa Swordfish, +:33
Artemis Racing – Red bt. China Team (DNS)
Thursday (12:25 pm PDT): Team Korea vs. Artemis Racing – White
Thursday (12:42 pm PDT): Energy Team vs. Emirates Team New Zealand
Friday (4:05 pm PDT): Artemis Racing – Red vs. ORACLE TEAM USA COUTTS
Friday (4:22 pm PDT): J.P. Morgan BAR vs. ORACLE TEAM USA SPITHILL
America’s Cup on NBC Bay Area!
Be sure to catch all the action with the America’s Cup regional media partner NBC Bay Area, who plan to broadcast three days of live coverage around the AC World Series (Oct. 4-7).
Beginning today, Thursday, NBC Bay Area will broadcast the racing live on its digital channel California NonStop (channel 186 on Comcast and 11.2 on over-the-air digital). It will also broadcast live racing on tomorrow, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 6.
The “Super Sunday” final day of racing on Oct. 7 will be carried live by NBC Network, beginning at 1:30 pm PDT.
NBC Bay Area will produce and broadcast “Countdown to the Cup,” a half-hour program featuring the latest AC World Series races and activities surrounding the events. The show is scheduled to air on Oct. 6 at 8:30 pm PDT, and rebroadcast on Oct. 7 at 3:00 pm PDT.
NBC Bay Area also will air “America’s Cup Discovered” on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 9:30 pm PDT.