Following the spectacular opening event in Portsmouth, round two of the 2015 ACWS gets underway this weekend in Gothenburg, Sweden. If you’re not going there, here’s how to watch the action

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If you don’t want to miss the America’s Cup action, there are a number of different ways to follow the high-octane racing in Gothenburg.

Yachting World ‘s Matthew Sheahan will be at the event and will be reporting from the heart of the racing both on our web site and on Twitter (@matthewsheahan) and our Facebook page.

WATCH live in Gothenburg

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.
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.

Event Timeline:

August 27th: Preparation day

August 28th: Training day-practice racing will take place and spectators can watch the boats preparing for racing.

August 29th-30th: Four point scoring races planned. The team with the best overall result will win the event.

FOLLOW online:
There will be detailed coverage of all the action, both on and off the water, online throughout the event.

Results will also be updated after each race at http://www.americascup.com with points and rankings updated in real time, with all six AC45s are carrying tracking devices so you can also follow their progress on the racecourse.

Don’t miss the special America’s Cup area of the Yachting World website, where we have all the latest opinion, commentary and expert analysis from Racing Editor Matthew Sheahan who will be reporting from Gothenburg.

WATCH on TV:

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.

TV information listed by Country

 

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).

Sweden:

TV12 & TV4 Play

August 29 12:30pm – 14:30pm

August 30 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Also live for mobile devices on the AC App

Bermuda:

ZFB – Live on Saturday and Sunday

Also live for mobile devices on the AC App

USA:

NBC Sport Channel – Sept 3 at 10pm (PT)

Additional broadcast on NBC regional affiliate channels to be confirmed.

Also live for mobile devices on the AC App

China:

August 29 23:30pm (Beijing time)

August 30 22:30pm (Beijing time)

Also live for mobile devices on the AC App

Australia:

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

Germany:

Live for mobile devices on the AC App

Italy:

Live for mobile devices on the AC App

Japan:

Live for mobile devices on the AC App

New Zealand:

Live for mobile devices on the AC App

Poland:

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).

Portugal:

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

 

Viewing Restrictions: LVAC Gothenburg (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

 

DOWNLOAD the APP
There is also an America’s Cup APP – follow your favourite America’s Cup sailors while you’re on the move with all the latest news and photos, as well as up to the minute results from the water.

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.”

 

For all the latest on the America’s Cup World Series, visit out dedicated area: yachtingworld.com/americas-cup-world series

  • Robin St.Clair

    The AC app is worthless unless a subscription is paid, so download for free, value – nothing. as far as the present AC round is concerned the “auld mug” refers to the punters who pay, and pay again to watch events that are barely relevant to the America’s Cup competition.
    Yachting World needs to stop Brown Nosing these rip off artists, and start exposing them as the shady operators they actually are.