Tuesday, September 24th, 2013


2013 America’s Cup Tied at 8-8

Down 8-1, ORACLE TEAM USA Staging What Would Be Greatest Comeback In America’s Cup History

“Sailors across the world are watching their TV’s with their mouths agape.” – NBC Sports Group’s Ken Read on ORACLE TEAM USA’s comeback 

“It will be Day 16, Race 19, all even at eight, and whoever wins the next race will win the 34th America’s Cup.” – NBC Sports Group’s Todd Harris on the 2013 America’s Cup Finals

STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 24, 2013
 – Live coverage of the final and decisive race of the  America’s Cup Finals will air tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The victor of Race 19 will win the 2013 America’s Cup.

In what would be the greatest comeback in the 162-year history of the America’s Cup, ORACLE TEAM USA is now one race victory away from winning the 2013 America’s Cup Finals. Following ORACLE TEAM USA’s seventh consecutive victory in the regatta, the team has avoided elimination seven straight times and comeback from an 8-1 point deficit to tie Emirates Team New Zealand at 8 points.


Veteran announcer Todd Harris will serve as the play-by-play commentator for the NBCSN telecast. Harris will be joined by former America’s Cup Helmsman and Volvo Ocean Race skipper Ken Read, as well as renowned sailor and author Gary Jobson.


America’s Cup Television Schedule:

Date         Event         Network       Time
September 25         America’s Cup Finals – Race 19         NBCSN        4-6:30 p.m.
          America’s Cup Finals – Race 19 (re-air)         NBCSN        8-10 p.m.

(All times ET, schedule subject to change.)


NBC Sports Group’s regional sports network Comcast SportsNet California will provide additional local coverage that surrounds the America’s Cup Finals.


NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets, will stream Race 19 of the  2013 America’s Cup Finals televised on NBCSN. The NBCSN telecast will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

The race airing on NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

*Both teams are required to win 9 points to win the America’s Cup. ORACLE TEAM USA is required to win a total of 11 races, due to a penalty handed down by the international jury which ruled the team score no points for its first two wins.


“For the folks in America, there is a new soap opera in town. Forget Days Of Our Lives, the America’s Cup has taken hold.” – NBC Sports Group’s Todd Harris

“Our sport has never seen anything like this. Never seen boats like this, never seen conditions or speeds like this, never seen a comeback like this.” – NBC Sports Group’s Ken Read

“This view has got to be getting old for Dean Barker and the Emirates Team New Zealand crew. Coming around Mark 4 and seeing the Americans in front.” – Harris on Emirates Team New Zealand

“It will be Day 16, Race 19, all even at eight, and whoever wins the next race will win the 34th America’s Cup.” – Harris on the 2013 America’s Cup

“We could see history here today. Either the greatest comeback in America’s Cup history or Emirates Team New Zealand could win the cup.” – Read on Race 17

“This is not your grandfather’s America’s Cup.” – Todd Harris on the 2013 America’s Cup Finals.

“Very impressive what ORACLE TEAM USA has been able to do. They are small changes, but they are making a big difference.” – Gary Jobson on ORACLE TEAM USA

“This is a comeback that not a single person in the world could have predicted.” – Read on ORACLE TEAM USA’s comeback.

-NBC Sports Group-