34th America's Cup Coverage
Tuesday, 09 July 2013

ac_r17_foul.jpgORACLE TEAM USA completes an epic comeback to win the 34th America's Cup

(Thursday, Sep 26)  As exciting as the AC Finals racing had become, the outcome of yesterday's winner-take-all race was decided before the first mark.  Arguably, ETNZ's only hope was to draw a foul from OTUSA at the start.  Barring that, OTUSA would simply bide their time and, if need be, pass the Kiwis on the upwind leg, where the US team had discovered an overwhelming speed advantage.  And that's exactly how it played out.  It was simply a matter of when, not if, the US boat would take the lead.  On the record 15th day of AC competition, ETNZ was dominated every bit as much as they were the dominant team in the early races of the series.  The remarkable turnaround in fortunes for both teams was thorough and complete - a fitting addition to 162 years of America's Cup lore.

Official America's Cup website | Gary Jobson's AC Reports

(Wednesday, Sep 25)  Amazingly, after winning seven straight do-or-die races, OTUSA must now be considred the favorite to win the Cup.  The momentum of their unprecedented streak seems unstoppable.  ETNZ even appeared to give up in the penultimate race, having been passed upwind by OTUSA's superior boatspeed. The drama surrounding today's final, winner-take-all contest is unlike anything the America's Cup has seen since AUSTRALIA II's comback victory over LIBERTY, thirty years ago tomorrow.

(Tuesday, Sep 24)  OTUSA has won two of the most exciting contests yet in Races 17 & 18 of the AC Finals to extend their winning streak to seven.  This sets-up a single, winner-take-all race scheduled for tomorrow at 3p CDT.

(Monday, Sep 23) After a remarkable run of four five straight victories, ORACLE TEAM USA has sailed back into contention for the 34th America's Cup.  "Only" four three more straight victories, and OTUSA will win the Cup! EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND, however, must win just one more race to take the Cup.  Racing is scheduled to continue at 3p CDT on Tuesday, Sep 24.  It will be shown live on NBC Sports Network.  Read more for all the ways to watch the live coverage.

AC broadcast information from CupInfo.com  | Official AC YouTube Channel

Cable TV

Races are broadcast live on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN).  Check your provider's lineup for channel number.

Online (computer or mobile device, with cable subscription)

Most cable providers offer online viewing in conjunction with a regular cable subscription.  Follow this link to find your local provider: http://stream.nbcsports.com/liveextra/

Mobile devices (without cable subscription)

Download the free Official America's Cup app for Apple or Android devices (search your app store for "Americas Cup") and view both live video and Virtual Eye coverage for free!

Youtube.com (computer, without cable subscription)

The live online AC coverage on Youtube is blacked-out in the USA due to the live coverage on the NBCSN cable network.  However, online viewers can circumvent the blackout by using an international (not North American) web proxy with their browser.  Search your browser's available add-ons or extensions for "web proxy" and go from there.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 September 2013 )