The oldest (and most prestigious) trophy in international sport -heralded as the “Formula One” of yacht racing- the America's Cup gets under way in Portsmouth on 25.7.15 with a series of qualifying regattas around the world; the first one being held on the Solent -where it all started 164 years ago.
Our most decorated sailor, Sir Ben Ainslie, has put together a British team and a British boat (by Land Rover) and as "Land Rover BAR" (Ben Ainslie Racing) for the first time in it's 164 year history, we have a real chance of bringing home the Auld 100 Guinea Mug AKA The America's Cup.
A series of regattas leading up to the 35th America’s Cup (which culminates in Bermuda in 2017) is being held in each of the participating teams' countries; this is the America's Cup World Series and includes Portsmouth, Gothenburg, Bermuda, New York, Chicago, Toulon and Fukouka (Japan).
The only TV channel that has been given rights to broadcast live coverage is BT Sport and so it is intended to show live coverage of each race on the screen in the Clubhouse on each race day (see table below for Showing Times).
Please email Steve Aspin (email@example.com) to express interest -otherwise this might not happen.
To see a "teaser trailer" for the event, click below:
Highlights of each regatta are shown on BBC2 and are broadcast in the week following each event; these programmes (as well as some interesting related ones) are available to replay on iPlayer for 60 days after broadcast.
See the BBC's Sailing webpage for any programmes that might be available now at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06cb980