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How to Watch the 35th America’s Cup

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Photo credit © ACEA 2015 / Photo Ainhoa Sánchez

Photo credit © ACEA 2015 / Photo Ainhoa Sánchez

While it may be a bummer having the “U.S.” team defend the Auld Mug hundreds of miles offshore from the actual U.S. of A (especially if you’re a Cup fan living in the Bay area), Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts would like nothing more than for you to tune in via television and/or the internet.

For those with the wherewithal, it’s also not too late to not only make the trip Bermuda, but even find a place to sleep once you get there, thanks to a fun series of specialty charters set up by The Moorings. And, of course, no matter how you might get there, the America’s Cup folks would also be happy to grant you a front-row seat: for a price, of course.

Regarding television and the internet, America’s Cup organizers have arranged more than 40 hours of coverage beginning the first day of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, which start May 26, via NBC Sports, NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.The America’s Cup has also created its own dedicate app, click here for more information.

Alastair Eykyn will be providing play-by-play (tack-by-tack?) while former America’s Cup helmsman and Volvo Ocean Race skipper Ken Read will do color commentary, the same as for the 34th Cup in San Francisco.

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As for the Moorings opportunity, you and up to 10 friends can have a crewed Moorings 4800 or Moorings 5800 all to yourselves, or you can sign on with a by-the-cabin package. Race fans be warned: Bermuda ain’t that big a place, and it knows how to party, which may make getting away to a boat all your own a welcome relief from the noise and crowds.

Better still, your floating accommodations will also be making daily trips to the racecourse as well—in essence allowing you to watch the America’s Cup from you own living room. And yes, spots are still available.

The course for AC35 is a short one: following a reaching leg there is a downwind leg, an upwind leg, another downwind leg and beat, then a short reach to the finish off the Cup Village; total time, around 20 minutes

The course for AC35 is a short one: following a reaching leg there is a downwind leg, an upwind leg, another downwind leg and beat, then a short reach to the finish off the Cup Village; total time, around 20 minutes

The following is a schedule of NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2017 America’s Cup (subject to change/*SDD (same day delay)/**Encore presentation)

  • May 26 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 1* NBCSN 6 p.m.
  • May 27 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 1 NBCSN 1 p.m.
  • May 28 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 1 NBCSN 1 p.m.
  • May 29 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 1** NBCSN 12 a.m.
  • May 29 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 1** NBCSN 9 a.m.
  • May 29 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 1** NBCSN 11 a.m.
  • May 29 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 1 NBCSN 1 p.m.
  • May 30 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 2 NBCSN 1 p.m.
  • May 31 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 2 NBCSN 1 p.m.
  • June 2 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 2 NBCSN 1 p.m.
  • June 3 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 2 NBCSN 1 p.m.
  • June 6 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoff Semifinals: NBC Sports App 1 p.m.
  • June 7 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoff Semifinals: NBC Sports App 1 p.m.
  • June 8 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoff Semifinals: NBC Sports App 1 p.m.
  • June 10 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoff Finals: NBCSN 1 p.m.
  • June 11 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoff Finals: NBCSN 1 p.m.
  • June 12 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoff Finals (if needed): NBCSN 1 p.m.
  • June 17 America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton: NBC 1 p.m.
  • June 18 America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton: NBC 1 p.m.
  • June 24 America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton: NBC 1 p.m.
  • June 25 America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton: NBC 1 p.m.
  • June 26 America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton (if needed): NBCSN 1 p.m.
  • June 27 America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton (if needed): NBCSN 1 p.m.

For a complete racing schedule, click here.

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May 2017

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