More racing than ever before in a packed weekend of America's Cup action
No need to sneek an America’s Cup web screen behind a work one to hide your true interests from the boss, it’s the weekend and you can follow the racing in the comfort of your own home or Internet café! With eight teams racing in twelve matches there’s more AC action than has ever been seen before in one sitting.
The action starts with the last remaining flight of the 1st Round Robin, Flight 7 in which BMW ORACLE go head to head with Alinghi in a battle of the big guns, a match that’s bound to grab attention. Yet the race is significant for another reason. Assuming Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand win both their races against Le Defi and 39, the current Cup holders and the Act 1 winners will be scrapping for third and fourth positions. While anything’s possible in America’s Cup racing, few would have predicted at the beginning of the event that these two top teams would be fighting for anything other than overall victory.
Instead it’s Luna Rossa and the Kiwis that could be fighting for the Round Robin 1 victory on the basis of a tie-break.
As we’ve seen before, when the pressure comes on, strange things can happen and perhaps we’ll see some of the smaller teams put pressure on the big boys and trip them up.
The third flight of the day will see the start of the 2nd Round Robin with matches between the two French teams and BMW ORACLE and the battle between BMW ORACLE and Luna Rossa promising to provide some of the hottest action.
And while you might not be able to see the action live on the TV, unless you’re in Spain, you can listen to live commentary by clicking below which will take you through to the official site and access to the web radio.
Racing kicks off at 11.30 local assuming the weather plays ball.
Louis Vuitton Act 2 – Schedule
Round Robin One – Flight 7
Match 1 USA 71 versus SUI 64
Match 2 NZL 81 versus FRA 69
Match 3 FRA 57 versus RSA 48
Match 4 ITA 59 versus ITA 74
Round Robin One – Flight 4
Match 3 SUI 64 versus RSA 48
Match 4 FRA 69 versus ITA 74
Match 1 NZL 81 versus ITA 59
Match 2 USA 71 v ersus FRA 57
Round Robin Two – Flight 1
Match 1 RSA 48 versus NZL 81
Match 2 FRA 57 versus FRA 69
Match 3 SUI 64 versus ITA 59
Match 4 USA 71 versus ITA 74
Follow the action live from Valencia as Matthew Sheahan, Andy Rice and James Boyd report from the course.
To listen to the daily commentary log on to the official site at;