Get clued up on the schedule of events at this weekend's America's Cup World Series Portsmouth

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First Thursday 23RD 2015

Thursday is all about a series of ‘Firsts’ hence why it’s called ‘First Thursday’ – make sure you are one of the first people to be there when the show comes to town and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.

  • 0900 – 1100: The race teams and boats get ready in the Naval Base – come and view in the Historic Dockyard
  • 1000: Race Village opens on Southsea Common and the day
  • 1100: The America’s Cup ‘trophy’ arrives in style
  • 1115 – 1230: Moth racing and kitesurfing displays
  • 1230: The Official Parade of Sail leaves the Royal Navy base  and escorts the race fleet out to the race course area in front of the race village on Southsea Common
  • 1245 – 1430 Official Parade of Sail and exhibition sailing by the race  teams
  • 1500: Skippers come ashore
  • 1515: Official press conference & presentation of skippers in Fanzone Arena
  • 1700: Day programme ends
  • 1830: Evening programme opens
  • 1900 – 1945: Official Opening Ceremony
  • 2000 – 2200: South Coast Proms concert featuring The Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines

Fast Friday 24th July:

Friday focuses on the ‘speed’ – everything is flying from the race boats to the Red Arrows to F1 features.

  • 0900 – 1100: The race teams and boats get ready in the Naval Base – come and view in the Historic Dockyard
  • 1000: Race Village opens on Southsea Common and the day
  • 1100 – 1200: Moth racing and kitesurfing displays
  • 1210 – 1230: Red Arrows Aerial Display
  • 1230: The race boats leave the Royal Navy base and are escorted to the race course area in front of the race village on Southsea Common
  • 1245 – 1320: Race boats tuning up before practice racing with live MC commentary
  • 1330 – 1500: Practise starts and two practise races
  • 1515: Skippers come ashore
  • 1530: Media mixed zone with skippers in Fanzone Arena
  • 1700: Day programme ends
  • 1830: Evening programme opens
  • 1915 – 2130: South Coast Proms concert featuring The Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines

Big Saturday 25th July

Big Saturday says it all – today sailing gets serious and points are won or lost. The full official racing of the 35th America’s Cup kicks off today so lets all get involved and support our favourite team!

  • 0900 – 1100: The race teams and boats get ready in the Naval Base – come and view in the Historic Dockyard
  • 1000: Race Village opens on Southsea Common and the day
  • 1030: RNLI helicopter display
  • 1100 – 1230: Moth racing and kitesurfing displays
  • 1200: Red Bull Matador Aerial Display
  • 1230: The race boats leave the Royal Navy base and are escorted to the race course area in front of the race village on Southsea Common
  • 1245 – 1320 Race boats tuning up before racing with live MC commentary
  • 1330 – 1500: Two offical America’s Cup World Series Races
  • 1515: Skippers come ashore
  • 1530: Skippers in media mixed zone in Fanzone Arena
  • 1600: Blades Aerial Display
  • 1700: Day programme end
  • 1800: Evening programme open
  • 1900 – 2300: Portsmouth Live! Saturday day concert featuring Spandau Ballet, WetWetWet, McBusted and Carly Rae Jepsen

Super Sunday 26th July

Sunday is guaranteed to be ‘super’ – a fantastic finale to the event where the overall winner will be decided through what is sure to be some nail biting racing.

  • 0900 – 1100: The race teams and boats get ready in the Naval Base – come and view in the Historic Dockyard
  • 1000: Race Village opens on Southsea Common
  • 1030: RNLI helicopter display
  • 1100 – 1230: Moth racing and kitesurfing displays
  • 1200: Trig Aerial Display
  • 1230: The race boats leave the Royal Navy base and are escorted to the race course area in front of the race village on Southsea Common
  • 1245 – 1320 Race boats tuning up before racing with live MC commentary
  • 1330 – 1500: Two offical America’s Cup World Series races
  • 1515: Skippers come ashore
  • 1530: Skippers in media mixed zone in Fanzone Arena
  • 1600:  All skippers and sailors to main stage in Waterfront Festival Arena
  • 1615 – 1700: Gala prizegiving event in main stage in Waterfront Festival Arena
  • 1830: Spitfire Aerial Display
  • Day programme & event end