AC NEWS – With 10 teams representing 8 countries competing in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup beginning this weekend, it’s no surprise the event is taking on international proportions.
The 10 national teams of sailors aged 19-24 have been in San Francisco since mid-August preparing for the chance of a lifetime – racing on sailing’s biggest stage just ahead of the America’s Cup Finals.
In the United States, all racing will be carried live on ESPN3, a live multi-screen sports network accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox and Apple TV viaWatchESPN.
Replays will be available on YouTube immediately following the broadcast.
More than 70 territories will broadcast the event, including the following partners:
- ESPN International (Central and South America and the Caribbean)
- Orbit Sports Network (Middle East and North Africa)
- Fox Sports (Australia)
- TVNZ (New Zealand)
- Sport TV (Portugal)
- Servus TV (Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein)
- Rogers- English language (Canada)
- RDS- French language (Canada)
Live coverage and replays are available internationally on both the America’s Cup and Red Bull YouTube channels, subject to territorial restrictions, as well as within the America’s Cup app. Additional b-roll footage, web clips, photos and stories are available at the Red Bull Content Pool.
Fast facts about the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup:
- The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup runs from September 1-4 and is based out of the America’s Cup Village at Marina Green.
- The format is fleet racing – 2 races per day, for an 8 race series, with racing beginning at 11:10am each day. The final race will carry double-points.
- The boats are AC45 catamarans powered by giant wing sails – the same boats used by the America’s Cup teams in the AC World Series from 2011-2013.
- Teams are composed of six sailors, aged 19-24, who represent their country through a nationality rule.