America's Cup World Series Sweden starts today

Lost hosts Artemis Racing take a tumble in practice

Saturday August 29th 2015, Author: Peter Rusch, Location: Sweden

Artemis Racing was pushing hard to put on a show for its home fans in Gothenburg, Sweden on the official practice day Friday. Unfortunately, that extra push led to a capsize, meaning the team missed out on the two practice races.

"That's what these boats are like," said skipper Nathan Outteridge. "We're all out there pushing hard and that's what happens when you push too much."

All of the crew were safe and the boat suffered only minimal damage to the wing, which will be repaired in time for racing by the morning.

"We're really excited to put on a good show and a good performance," Outteridge continued, saying his team would be ready to go on Saturday.

Oracle Team USA and Land Rover BAR each won a race on Friday, the two heavyweights staking their claim early.

"We've all seen how close the racing was (in Portsmouth) and one mistake makes all the difference," said Ben Ainslie, the skipper of Land Rover BAR. "Moving into this event, with the race course being that much tighter, all of the teams are getting more experience, it's getting harder to stay ahead on the development curve."

Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill added: "It's always good to be pushed and go up against the best. We love competition, we love being pushed and that's what we're going to get this weekend."

Two races were held in winds in the 16-20 knot range. The stronger conditions were a test for some of the crews who hadn't raced the AC45F foiling catamarans in the strong conditions before.

Franck Cammas, skipper of Groupama Team France said: "Yesterday and today was good for us as it was windy, for the first time for us on these boats. So we're still in a learning process, but it's moving the right way."

Dean Barker, the skipper of SoftBank Team Japan agreed: "It was good to be back out racing. Today was something pretty cool. Flat water and good breeze. It's a lot of fun in these boats."

Meanwhile Emirates Team New Zealand missed out on the competition as well, after a minor breakdown forced the team to return to port early.

"Very disappointing. We all love sailing these boats in good conditions and today was perfect - flat water and good winds. So we're thoroughly looking forward to tomorrow and getting stuck in with these guys."


How to follow this weekend's racing

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.

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 optimised 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.

“AC+ is about giving a more immersive experience to the viewer,” says Antonio Bertone, the Chief Marketing Officer of the 35th America’s Cup. “Via the re-launched America’s Cup App, the viewer can decide how to watch the racing, by following the broadcast or focusing in on a favorite team via the on-board cameras.”

Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Gothenburg Viewing Options (Mobile App and Broadcast):

For live content on the AC App for mobile devices, the following territorial restrictions apply:

1) No Live Feed or Live Audio, but with On-Board Cameras and second screen experience
United Kingdom and Ireland, Australia, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

2) No Live Feed or Live Audio and No On-Board Cameras
France and Monaco

TV12 & TV4 Play
August 29 12:30pm – 14:30pm
August 30 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Also live for mobile devices on the AC App

UK and Ireland:
BT Sport Europe, live, August 29, 11:30
BT Sport Europe, live, August 30, 11:30
Repeats on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 2, check local listings
BBC Red Button - Highlights, August 31, 19:30
Also “second screen” experience available live for mobile devices on the AC App (no live race feed).

ZFB – Live on Saturday and Sunday
Also live for mobile devices on the AC App

NBC Sport Channel – Sept 3 at 10pm (Pacific Time)
Additional broadcast on NBC regional affiliate channels to be confirmed.
Also live for mobile devices on the AC App

August 29 23:30pm (Beijing time)
August 30 22:30pm (Beijing time)
Also live for mobile devices on the AC App

Broadcast times on Fox Sports TBC
Also “second screen” (only) live on the AC App

France, Monaco, Andorra, French-speaking Switzerland, Mauritius, DOMTOM and sub-Saharan Africa (not South Africa):
Live for both days on Canal+ Décalé: 1100 – 1230 GMT.
Repeat on Canal+ Sport 29.08: 2214 – 2344 GMT; 30.08: 1710 – 1840 GMT
No live app and no second screen experience in France/Monaco

Live for mobile devices on the AC App

Live for mobile devices on the AC App

Live for mobile devices on the AC App

New Zealand:
Live for mobile devices on the AC App

Saturday, 29/08 Canal+ Sport2, 13:00
Sunday, 30/08 Canal+ Sport, 13:00
Also live for mobile devices on the AC App
Central and South America & Caribbean:
Please note all times are Eastern Standard Time (New York Time)
ESPN Brazil – Mon, Sept 14 at 4 pm
ESPN+ Brazil – Wed, Sept 16 at 10 am
ESPN Caribbean – Wed, Sept 16 at 1 pm (Also live for mobile devices on the AC app)
ESPN3 Latin North – Thu, Sept 17 at 11 am
Also “second screen” experience available live for mobile devices on the AC App (no live race feed).

SPORT TV will broadcast both races live.
Sat 29/08 – 12:00 SPORT.TV2 Live
Sun 30/08 – 12:00 SPORT.TV2 Live
(All Portuguese time)
Also live for mobile devices on the AC App



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