Watch out for TV ACC specials coming up on BBC and OLN

BBC coverage

The BBC as UK rights holders to the Louis Vuitton Challenger Series and America’s Cup, will be showing an exciting series of magazine programmes covering this ‘World Cup’ of sailing. Programmes start at 2300hrs on Thursday 3 October and will run on Thursday nights until the end of November.

Peter Snow, who is due in Auckland this weekend to present the programme, will be meeting GBR Challenge team as well as sailing on Wight Lightning.

OLN – Road to the Louis Vuitton Cup

Episode five of OLN TV takes a look at the variety of athletic backgrounds, including Rowing, that America’s Cup crew members have come from, and delve in to the secretive world of Cup racing from Team New Zealand’s 60ft tender.

The television crew then take a look at the training regimens these athletes endure in order to compete on the Cup teams.

The programme is to be shown on 25 September at 1430, closes with a tribute to the life and achievements of Sir Peter Blake.