28 June 2013

Inside the America's Cup: No Second Place (video)


Inside the America's Cup: No Second Place - Ep 1 - YouTube: NO SECOND PLACE, a Red Bull Media House six-episode production in conjunction with the America's Cup, offers a fascinating and dramatic perspective at the world of sailing with a behind-the-scenes look at the teams competing at the 34th America's Cup, September 7-21, 2013 in San Francisco. This documentary-style production goes inside the teams, boat designs, training regimens, rules, the speed of the sport, strategy and teamwork, among other elements. In this first episode titled Racing to Win, we set the scene by showcasing the stunning power of the new AC72's and the drama that envelopes day-to-day life as the America's Cup speeds its way towards September. ORACLE TEAM USA wants to defend its title, but New Zealand, Italy and Sweden are all gunning for the trophy too.These elite sailors are constantly pushing the limits of both themselves and the AC72 and this opening show delivers perspective from team members as they break down what it will take to raise the Cup. This is the pinnacle of racing and the oldest active trophy in International sports. There are national bragging rights at stake and there is "No Second Place."

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