Monday, June 25, 2012

The America's Cup Yachts, the RI ConnectionThe America's Cup World Series begins tomorrow, the 26th, right here in Newport! We are so excited, not only that our lil' town is hosting this spectacular event but also that the decisive final day of dramatic racing will be shown coast to coast in the USA on NBC television on July 1, signaling the return of live America's Cup racing to network television in the United States for the first time in 20 years. This event also marks the long-overdue return of the Cup to it's rightful place in Newport!

The final day of racing on Sunday will determine not just the winner of the Newport event, but will also decide the 2011-12 AC World Series Championship. Currently, ORACLE TEAM USA's Jimmy Spithill holds a narrow four-point lead in the overall series.

Televised action, including both the match racing and fleet racing finals, is scheduled to start at 14.30 EDT on Sunday July 1st. The 90-minute program will be available across the United States on the main NBC network.

For up-to-the-minute info on the event, click the link to the AC Newport site: