America’s Cup Racing Returns to New York for First Time in 96 Years

When:
May 7, 2016 – May 8, 2016 all-day America/New York Timezone
2016-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
2016-05-09T00:00:00-04:00
Cost:
Free

America’s Cup Racing to Transform Lower Manhattan and Hudson River as Iconic Event Returns to New York for First Time in 96 Years

May 7 – 8, 2016

World’s Fastest Boats to Race in Thrilling, High-Speed Competition by Battery Park City and in Front of NYC’s Iconic Sites and Skyline — Two-Day Event is Free to Public, with Tens of Thousands of Spectators Expected to Gather and Watch on Land and From Boats on the Water

Learn more at the official site pages here…

Also visit the Brookfield Place Page here…

The Competition

“”Six teams, each sailing on behalf of a home country (defending champion ORACLE TEAM USA, Emirates Team New Zealand, Land Rover BAR for Great Britain, Artemis Racing for Sweden, SoftBank Team Japan, and Groupama TeamFrance) will compete in the New York race, vying for points that count towards the final competition for the 35thAmerica’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017.

All six teams will race against one another at the same time, in a fleet racing format. Racing will take place from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  Weather will determine the exact race course as well as the total number of races per day (up to a maximum of three). A New York champion will be crowned on Sunday, May 8, after the final race.””

Schedule:

SATURDAY, MAY 7 // RACE DAY 1

  • 11:00 am – Event Village Opens
  • 12:30 pm – Dock-Out Show
  • 2:00 pm – Races 1-3
  • 3:30 pm – Racing Ends
  • 4:00 pm – Dock-In Show & Poster Signing
  • 6:00 pm – Event Village Closes

SUNDAY, MAY 8 // RACE DAY 2 – FINALS

  • 11:00 am – Event Village Opens
  • 12:30 pm – Dock-Out Show
  • 2:00 pm – Races 4-6
  • 3:30 pm – Racing Ends
  • 4:00 pm – Awards Ceremony & Poster Signing
  • 6:00 pm – Event Village Closes

* all times Eastern / local and subject to change