America's Cup action continues this weekend, as the fleet descends upon Gothenburg, Sweden for the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series, with racing from August 29-30.
Gothenburg Race/Event Schedule
The hub of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series will be the 50,000 square meter Race Village in Frihamnen, in the heart of Gothenburg. Visitors can enter the area for free and enjoy activities, concerts and entertainment during the entire event.
August 27th is the designated Tech Day when the AC45F's are launched and the teams prepare for racing. Then Friday, August 28th marks the official Training Day at the Race Arena in Långedrag. Practice racing takes place during this time.
Four point scoring races are planned for Saturday and Sunday, August 29th-30th, and the team with the best overall result from these races will win the event. The full event schedule is available at: http://acws-gothenburg.americascup.com/en/gothenburg.html
Spectators can follow the racing up close from the shoreline surrounding the Race Arena in Långedrag, from spectator boats on water or on wide screens in the Race Village. Additionally, Oscar II Fort, a facility overlooking the racecourse, will be opened up for visitors for a charge of 50 Krona during the races.
How to Watch Around the World
For America's Cup fans around the world, there are a number of different ways to follow the high-octane racing in Gothenburg. Many of the international television broadcast rights holders will show live racing Saturday and Sunday, others will have the highlight show. Networks like BT Sport (UK), Canal+ (FRA), CCTV5+ (CHN) and FOX Sports (AUS) are among those to show live racing. NBC/NBCSN in the US will show highlights. Visit www.americascup.com for additional information on where you can watch the race in your country.
AC Goes Digital with the America's Cup App
To make it easier for fans to tune in on-the-go, wherever they may be in the world, America's Cup has launched the new America's Cup App, available for Android and iOS mobile devices via Google Play and the Apple iTunes store. (The app is not optimized for computers.) The app is free to download and has news, photos and race results.
The America's Cup App also offers enhanced online coverage through the premium AC+ feature. AC+ will feature live streaming coverage of the races (subject to territorial restrictions) as well as an enhanced 'second screen' experience featuring on board cameras, video extras, social chat features and behind-the-scenes storytelling. AC+ is a paid service, available for US$7.99 for the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Gothenburg.
About the Home Team — Artemis Racing
Sweden boasts a centuries old tradition of sailing and first challenged for the America's Cup in 1977. Today, some of the world's finest professional sailors hail from the country, including local hero Olympic champion Freddy Lööf, a critical crew member of the America's Cup Swedish syndicate ARTEMIS RACING, the hometown favorite heading into Gothenburg.
Artemis Racing has a multinational crew comprising some of the most successful and respected sailors and designers in the world. Collectively, the sailing team has competed in 23 Olympics Games, winning 11 medals, 7 gold. Artemis Racing represents Kungliga Svenska Segel Sällskapet (KSSS – the Royal Swedish Yacht Club), the fifth-oldest yacht club in the world.
The Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series leaderboard is as follows:
- Land Rover BAR – 19 points
- Emirates Team New Zealand – 18
- ORACLE TEAM USA – 16
- Groupama Team France – 13
- Softbank Team Japan – 13
- Artemis Racing – 11