AC World Series experience offers fun for all ages

AC Village © ACEA


The AC Village at Broadway and Navy Piers will come alive with the America’s Cup experience when the America’s Cup World Series kicks off in San Diego.

The nine-day international sporting competition will see fast action on the race course, while off the water, thousands of fans will enjoy local and international live music, access to sailing stars and, interactive displays in a fun-charged festival on shore.

The celebration of the AC World Series competition includes activities for all ages: 

  • Watch the racing live, featuring America’s Cup groundbreaking new graphics and live commentary

  • Visit Flying on Water, where visitors will get a taste of the teams and what it’s like to sail on a high-speed catamaran

  • Take on the Racing Simulator, your own match race test, video-game style

  • Get up-close to best sailors in the world, with the day’s racing highlights and first-hand reports from the sailing stars every race day at the AC Village stage

  • Get a sneak-peek into the action at teams bases from our “pit row”

  • Listen to great bands and DJ’s, from indie pop to dance to some of San Diego’s best local bands

  • Great food festival with a beer and wine garden, merchandise shops and stands


To give some up-and-coming bands a spotlight on the America’s Cup global stage, the AC World Series San Diego is hosting a Battle of the Bands, with the winners determined by online voting. The four winning bands will get the opportunity to open for concerts each night of America’s Cup, playing alongside acts such as Diplo, The Donkeys and K.Flay. For a chance to win, bands must register at www.BattleofBands.SignOnSanDiego.com and share their video demo. The entrants must register by 11:00 P.M., Sunday, November 6, 2011. All winners will be announced online on November 10 at SignOnSanDiego.

With racing to run Nov. 12-20, the AC World Series San Diego will feature race courses designed to deliver close competition and high-speed fly-bys for the fans on shore. The innovative regatta format includes a mix of speed trials, head-to-head match racing, and all-out fleet racing with nine identical AC45 wing-sailed catamarans charging the line.

The AC Village opens at:
November 12-15, 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
November 16-20, 10:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.

The America’s Cup World Series fan entertainment zone, the AC Village, to be hosted at the Broadway and Navy Piers.

LIVE SCHEDULE

Saturday, November 12 
10:00 A.M.     AC Village merchandise, food and beverage stands, and access to team bases open
1:00 P.M.    Three fleet races (time approximate and according to conditions)
6:00 P.M.     AC Village closes

Sunday, November 13
10:00 A.M.     AC Village merchandise, food and beverage stands, and access to team bases open
1:00 P.M.    Three fleet races (time approximate and according to conditions)
6:00 P.M.     AC Village closes

Monday, November 14 – non-race day
10:00 A.M.     AC Village merchandise, food and beverage stands, and access to team bases open
6:00 P.M.     AC Village closes

Tuesday, November 15 – non-race day
10:00 A.M.     AC Village merchandise, food and beverage stands, and access to team bases open
6:00 P.M.     AC Village closes

Wednesday, November 16
10:00 A.M.     AC Village merchandise, food and beverage stands, and access to team bases open
11:00 A.M.     AC Main Stage Opens - Oracle Race simulator
1:00 P.M.     Racing begins (time approximate and according to conditions)
4:00 P.M.     Mike Halloran, Radio MC
4:15 P.M.     LIVE MUSIC: Battle of The Bands 4th place winner plays
5:30 P.M.     Race Highlights & Athlete interviews from the stage
5:45 P.M.     Mike Halloran, Radio MC
10:00 P.M.     AC Village closes

Thursday, November 17 – San Diego Music Day
10:00 A.M.     AC Village merchandise, food and beverage stands, and access to team bases open
11:00 A.M.     AC Main Stage Open - Oracle Race simulator
1:00 P.M.     Racing begins (time approximate and according to conditions)
4:00 P.M.     LIVE MUSIC: Battle of the Bands 3rd place winner plays
5:00 P.M.     Mike Halloran, Radio MC
5:15 P.M.     Little Hurricane
6:15 PM       Mike Halloran, Radio MC
6:45 P.M.     Athlete interviews from the stage
7:00 P.M.     LIVE MUSIC: The Silent Comedy
9:00 P.M.     LIVE MUSIC: The Donkeys
All afternoon, local VJ Miguel Vega
10:00 P.M. AC Village closes

Friday, November 18 – Healthy Oceans Day
10:00 A.M.     AC Village merchandise, food and beverage stands, and access to team bases open
11:00 A.M.     AC Main Stage Opens - Oracle Race simulator
1:00 P.M.     Racing begins (time approximate and according to conditions)
4:00 PM       Mike Halloran, Radio MC
4:15 P.M.     Earth Amplified
5:15 P.M.     Mike Halloran, Radio MC
5:30 P.M.      LIVE MUSIC: Battle of the Bands 2nd place winner plays
6:30 P.M.      Mike Halloran, Radio MC
6:45 P.M       Athlete interviews from the stage
7:00 P.M.      Mike Halloran, Radio MC
7:15 P.M.      LIVE MUSIC: K.FLAY
8:15 P.M.      Mike Halloran, Radio MC
8:30 P.M.      DJ All afternoon, VJ Grant Davis
10:00 P.M. AC Village closes

Saturday, November 19
10:00 A.M.     AC Village merchandise, food and beverage stands, and access to team bases open
11:00 A.M.     AC Main Stage Opens - Oracle Race simulator
1:00 P.M.     Racing begins (time approximate and according to conditions)
4:00 P.M.     LIVE MUSIC: Battle of the Bands 1st place winner plays
5:00 P.M.     Awards Ceremony for AC World Series San Diego Match Race Champion
5:30 P.M.     Mike Halloran, Radio MC
5:45 P.M.     Athlete interviews from the stage
6:00 P.M.     LIVE MUSIC: The Chain Gang of 1974
7:00 P.M.     Mike Halloran, Radio MC
7:15 P.M.     LIVE MUSIC: Hyena
8:15 P.M.     Mike Halloran, Radio MC
8:30 P.M.     LIVE MUSIC: Diplo
All afternoon VJ Grant Davis
10:00 P.M. AC Village closes

Sunday November 20
11:00 A.M     AC Village merchandise, food and beverage stands, and the Oracle Race Simulator on stage and race highlights on the big screen
2:00 P.M.     Racing begins (time approximate and according to conditions)
3:00 P.M.     Special live concert
3:30 P.M.     Awards Ceremony for AC World Series San Diego Fleet Race Champion
4:00 P.M.     LIVE MUSIC: Special live concert
5:00 P.M.     Mike Halloran, Radio MC
10:00 P.M.     AC Village closes (live program closes at 7:00 P.M.)