TV coverage to focus on competitive racing

© Gilles Martin-Raget / America's Cup © Gilles Martin-Raget / America's Cup


With Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge set to face each other four times in the preliminary round-robins of the Louis Vuitton Cup, ACTV coverage will now hone-in on competitive racing between the teams.

Until Artemis Racing is competing, the Italians and Kiwis sailing unopposed will no longer be broadcast.

"Naturally, there was a lot of pent-up demand to see each team's AC72 sail the race course for the first time," said America's Cup CEO Stephen Barclay.

"But with that demand satisfied, we will now focus on the upcoming preliminary round matches where Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand are racing against each other. When Artemis Racing returns to the race track, we'll resume full coverage of all races."

Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge are scheduled to meet four times in the Louis Vuitton Cup round robins:
July 13 at 12:15pm PT
July 21 at 12:15pm PT
July 23 at 12:15pm PT
July 28 at 12:15pm PT

Artemis Racing is expected on the water later this month. After completing on-water testing, they will be ready to race and join the competition for the Louis Vuitton Cup.