After almost a century, the annual America’s Cup is returning to NYC. Baroque Access has all the details
This weekend, between Friday 6 and Sunday the 8th of May, New York City will host its biggest sailing event of the 21st Century, the America’s Cup for the first time since 1920. It’s the perfect way to herald in spring in NYC and it’s sure to be one of the highlights of the year. The event offers the opportunity to watch the top six sailing teams from around the world – the US, Britain, Japan, France, Sweden and New Zealand – compete for next year’s big event, the 35th America’s Cup, which will be held in Bermuda in June 2017.
What a stunning way to spend a weekend, watching the races from one of the many waterfront bars on the shore, or with friends at home on TV if you prefer. There’s also a Spectator Cruise available with Circle Line, offering unequalled access to watch the yachts racing on the Hudson River. So if you’d like to watch the race up close, this could be your choice.
The exciting and historic event kicks off with official practice racing on Friday, whilst the point-scoring races will be held on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. The America’s Cup Event Village will be in the Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza, and the racing will be on the lower Hudson River off the Battery Park City Esplanade (this is between the Pier 25 basin to the north and The Battery to the south).
In NYC? Here’s where and when to watch the America’s Cup
Head to Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza, where you’ll find lots of entertainment, food vendors and activities to enjoy. The main stage at the Event Village is where the Dock-Out shows will be hosted. Fans will also get to cheer the teams on from there before they head out to the race, and can watch the Awards Ceremony there on Sunday. There will be big screens near the stage which will broadcast the race live.
The race course is going to be set just off the Battery Park City Esplanade, which stretches the length of the race course. There will be free public front row seats for 1.2 miles along this stretch all the way to Battery Park.
At home? Here are all the details
You can watch the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York live on television and on mobile devices anywhere around the world. If you’re in the US, here are all the details:
Saturday 7 May
2:00 PM ET – Live on NBC Sports Live Extra
Sunday 8 May
2:00 PM ET – Live on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra
Saturday 21 May 21
2:00 PM ET – Highlights on NBC and NBC Sports Live Extra