Peter Snow and Ellen MacArthur to head up BBC reporting team

BBC Television presenter, Peter Snow and Ellen MacArthur will present BBC Sport’s live coverage of the America’s Cup this autumn.

Olympic gold medallists, Ben Ainslie and Shirley Robertson and yachting superstar, Tracy Edwards will provide the expert analysis.

The America’s Cup programming, with exclusive live coverage of the world’s most prestigious sailing tournament will start on October 3rd on BBC 2 with highlights on Saturday Grandstand on BBC 1. Coverage will continue until the end of the Louis Vuitton series on January 22nd and will recommence with the America’s Cup final series from Feb 15th until March 1st.