America’s Cup Racing To Kick Off On Saturday

July 24, 2015

Racing for the 35th America’s Cup is set to begin, as Saturday marks the start of the race to Bermuda, as the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series gets underway in Portsmouth. Six teams will begin to accumulate points toward the ultimate goal – winning the America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017.

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“Everyone is going to have their ‘race-face’ on,” said Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Glenn Ashby. “It’s going to be game on. The forecast is quite good so the speeds will be much higher and the action much greater than what we had today for the practice racing.”

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On Friday, two practice races were held under heavy rains and in light, variable conditions. Ashby’s Kiwi team won the second contest, while the home town hero Ben Ainslie took the first race.

“We made a good sail choice for the conditions today,” Ainslie said. But the skipper of Land Rover BAR was also firmly looking forward to getting his campaign for the Cup underway.

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“It’s so exciting to be getting into racing that counts towards the America’s Cup. We have this Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series over the next two years, we’re thrilled to be starting out in Portsmouth and we can’t wait to get out of the starting blocks.”

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Racing starts in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth on Saturday afternoon at 1340 local time. Two fleet races scheduled each day. Following racing on Sunday afternoon, the first winner of a Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series will be crowned.

Photo courtesy: ACEA / Gilles Martin-Raget

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  1. Let the races begin!!!!

  2. mumbojumbo says:

    Good luck America…good luck Sweden…good luck Japan…good luck to all…welcome and be doing cronch cross situps and stretch before …

  3. mumbojumbo says:

    Balance is obtained through crunches…fortitude is within your heart…emotion should be exercised though concentration and enactment of attained skill…

  4. Legalgal says:

    Anyone know what channel it’s on?

    • Channel 9 ZBMTV starting at 9:30am local,(Bermuda)time

      • Correction: The races are presently being shown on channel 7 not 9

      • Hmmm says:

        Channel 7

        • Hmmm says:

          spend $8.00 for the AC+ app… The coverage is awesome!!!

          • Onion Seed says:

            Wish log in for the paid app for iPad worked, soooo frustrating. Also, while heliocopter history is interesting, ZBM? Then heard it was on ZFB? Bummer to Logic for slow online connection, & to AC site for not using vastly different colors for tracker. Very disappointed to not see the live connection.

            Reruns will be great. Tomorrow is another day. Hope bugs get out of the system for online viewing of the rest of the series.

            If VPN is required, hope it’s mentioned. Ahem, maybe by a commenter.
            LOL, end of rant. Life is good.

        • Legalgal says:

          Thanks. Sadly very bad reception. Looks like it is live on BT Sports (Internet) or SKY. Time for expat tv. Why is our TV reception so bad?

          Well done Team Ainslie. Looks like the place is teeming with fans…but hard to tell with my dodgy picture!

          • feel the love says:

            Everywhere else in the civilized world HDTV is the standard. Today’s feed was in HD and forced into SD because local TV is not HD. This needs to be fixed. Today’s broadcast was horrible. Watching on the internet is possible for those who know how and can afford a high speed connection but this is supposed to get everyone excited. A HD broadcast is needed. If this isn’t fixed or changed to a different channel it will be a true shame.