07 May 2016

America's Cup, Louis Vuitton ACWS, New York, May 7-8, Sailing Videos

ETNZ: Winning in the nick of time:

Emirates Team New Zealand won the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series New York in the nick of time today with a huge come from behind victory!Published on May 8, 2016

Sunday UPDATE: New York Results Overall 
1 Emirates Team New Zealand 52
3 Groupama Team France 44
4 SoftBank Team Japan 42
5 Land Rover BAR 42
6 Artemis Racing 40

Saturday UPDATE: Calm conditions prevailed and only one of three races was held--SoftBank Team Japan took the lead from the start, with Sweden finishing second, France third, and Oracle Team USA finished fourth, 73 seconds behind the leader--racing resumes Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, and windier conditions are expectedThousands get a look at a sailing legend - News - NorthJersey.com: "The first America’s Cup race on the Hudson River in 94 years drew a crowd of seasoned sailors, the not-so-nautical and the just-plain-curious to the waterfront. For many, this was their first — and probably, last — America’s Cup race, a once-in-lifetime event that was worth waiting for, even when nature wouldn’t initially cooperate early Saturday..."

Team ETNZ: No Wind in New York on Day 1, Saturday, May 7, 2016: There were barely fits and starts in New York on Race Day one. Not enough wind to counter the strong Hudson current made for an entertaining race day.

Below - Team ETNZ checking out the New York race track:

Emirates Team New Zealand trimmer Blair Tuke and crew took the chase boat out to have a first hand look at the tricky waters of the Hudson River, race track for this weekends Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series #LVACWSNY Published on May 4, 2016

The America’s Cup Is Now More Affordable:

America's Cup sailboat racing returns to the New York Harbor (published on May 5, 2016).

How America’s Cup Integrates Technology Into the Race (published on May 5, 2016).

America's Cup: ACWS Racing in New York, May 7-8, starting at 2pm ET
Where to watch the Races in New York City: Event Village & Venue Information - Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York

Where to Watch the America’s Cup in New York - The New York Times"The America’s Cup sailing races will be held in New York City, for the first time since 1920, on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. Officially called the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, the event is a preliminary competition among the six countries — the United States, Britain, France, Japan, New Zealand and Sweden — competing in the 35th America’s Cup, held every four years, in Bermuda next June (2017); the teams race on boats that are about 45 feet long and have a 70-foot-high mast, according to the America’s Cup commercial commissioner, Harvey Schiller. “Watching these vessels speed through the water is quite a spectacle,” he said. No tickets are necessary to view the races. They take place rain or shine and will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday on the Hudson River. Spectators can take in most of the action in areas in and around Battery Park City..."

More information: americascup.com

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Viewers in the United States can watch on NBC:
May 8: 2:00pm ET live on NBCSN and NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
May 21: 2:00pm ET highlights on NBCSN and NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

ACWS 2016 schedule:
February 27-28: Muscat, Oman
May 7-8: New York, USA
June 11-12: Chicago, USA
July 23-24: Portsmouth, UK
September 10-11: Toulon, France
November: Fukuoka, Japan (tentative)

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