FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 16th, 2016
LOUIS VUITTON AMERICA’S CUP WORLD SERIES CHICAGO HIGHLIGHT SHOW TO AIR THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 19 AT 1:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
One-Hour Highlight Show Featuring Top Moments From First America’s Cup Regatta on Fresh Water
Complete Coverage of Full Weekend of Racing on Lake Michigan
Stamford, Conn. – June 16, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series continues this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBC, with a one-hour highlight show featuring top moments from the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago.
Highlighted by complete coverage of Super Sunday’s double-point races, the America’s Cup World Series special also includes interviews with regatta winner and Artemis Racing skipper Nathan Outteridge, as well as World Series leader and Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Glenn Ashby.
Featuring the best sailors in the world, six crews from six countries are competing in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, including defending America’s Cup champion ORACLE TEAM USA (USA), Artemis Racing (Sweden), Emirates Team New Zealand (New Zealand), Groupama Team France (France), Land Rover BAR (Great Britain), and SoftBank Team Japan (Japan). All teams are competing in foiling, wingsailed catamarans – an updated version of the AC45 multihull boats raced in the previous iteration of the series.
The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is the primary stage of the America’s Cup, and began in the summer of 2015 with events in Portsmouth, Great Britain, Gothenburg, Sweden and Hamilton, Bermuda. Overall ranking position in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series determines the starting points score of the teams competing in the America’s Cup Qualifiers in 2017.
All 2016 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series races in Chicago were held on Lake Michigan. The regatta in Chicago marked the first time America’s Cup racing was staged on fresh water.
Todd Harris serves as host and play-by-play announcer for all America’s Cup World Series coverage, and is joined by analyst and former America’s Cup sailor Ken Read.
LOUIS VUITTON AMERICA’S CUP WORLD SERIES STANDINGS
|1.||Emirates Team New Zealand||NZL||295|
|2.||Land Rover BAR||GBR||285|
|3.||ORACLE TEAM USA||USA||285|
|5.||SoftBank Team Japan||JPN||259|
|6.||Groupama Team France||FRA||234|
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S AMERICA’S CUP COVERAGE
NBC Sports Group is the exclusive U.S. television partner of the America’s Cup. In 2016-17, NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra will combine to provide more than 35 hours of coverage of the America’s Cup Finals, America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs and Qualifiers, and America’s Cup World Series. In addition to the 2017 America’s Cup Finals, and Challenger Playoffs, NBCSN will present coverage of specific America’s Cup World Series events, which will determine seeding for the 2017 America’s Cup Qualifiers. Once determined, the winning team of the Challenger Playoffs will then race against defending America’s Cup winner ORACLE TEAM USA in the 2017 America’s Cup Finals.
NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2017 America’s Cup marks the second consecutive presentation of the event on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra. NBC Sports Group previously served as the U.S. television home of the 2013 America’s Cup.
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