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Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York is May 7 – 8, 2016

America's Cup New YorkAmerica’s Cup racing is returning to New York, NY for the first time in nearly a century, with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series visiting the City on the weekend of May 7 – 8, 2016. With six international teams racing superfast AC45 foiling catamarans and vying for points that count towards the final competition for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017, it’s going to be spectacular!

After finishing second in the America’s Cup World Series Oman in February, ORACLE TEAM USA is keen to stand atop the podium in New York City. © ORACLE TEAM USA/ Photo Ricardo Pinto

The venue is Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza on the lower West Side of Manhattan, where the LVACWS New York Event Village will feature entertainment, food vendors, a kids zone, and sponsor activity and hospitality.

Located at 230 Vesey Street, along the iconic Hudson River waterfront and across from the Statue of Liberty, Brookfield Place will be unrestricted for public to access during the event, with views of the racing from the shoreline.

The Event Village main stage will host music and performances as well as the ‘Dock Out Ceremony’  where fans can cheer the teams before they head out to the racecourse. Big screens near the stage will also broadcast racing live.

Racing for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York will take place on the lower Hudson, directly in front of Brookfield Place. The racecourse will be set just off the Battery Park City Esplanade, between Pier 25 to the north and Battery Park City to the south.

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There will be plenty of prime spectator zones, both on the Lower West Side of Manhattan and on the Hudson.

If you’re planning to watch the action from the water on your own boat, please register with the organizers via the event website to receive all the racing details at americascup.com/en/spectator-boats.html.


Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Overall Standings

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1. Emirates Team New Zealand   192 points

2. ORACLE TEAM USA   186

3. Land Rover BAR   185

4. SoftBank Team Japan   161

5. Artemis Racing   161

6. Groupama Team France   150

Young Gun, Auld Mug: ORACLE TEAM USA skipper Jimmy Spithill with the Cup © Rob Tringali/America’s Cup

 

Schedule*

Saturday, May 7                              

Event Village Opens  11:00 am             

Dock-Out Show   12:30 pm            

Racing Starts (races 1, 2 & 3)    2:00 pm           

Racing Ends   3:30 pm           

Dock-In Show & Poster Signing 4:00 pm

Event Village Closes   6:00 pm

Sunday, May 8

Event Village Opens 11:00 am            

Dock-Out Show   12:30 pm            

Racing Starts (races 4, 5 & 6)   2:00 pm           

Racing Ends    3:30 pm (Awards follow)

Dock-In Show & Poster Signing   4:00 pm

Event Village Closes    6:00 pm

*All times are subject to change.

 

Spectator Boats

Circle Line, Manhattan’s iconic sightseeing cruise line, is the Official Spectator Boat of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series New York, offering unparalleled first-class access to watch racing on the Hudson River. Aboard the Circle Line spectator cruise, guests will have the opportunity to view the races as up close as possible with premium front-and-center positioning.

Two levels of ticketing are available – a Spectator Ticket and a VIP Ticket. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.circleline42.com.

Getting There

The organizers recommend using public transportation to the on shore spectator zones. From points in New York City, take the E trains to the World Trade Center, A and C trains to Chambers Street, 2 and 3 trains to Park Place, N and R trains to Cortland Street, and 4 and 5 trains to Fulton Street. From New Jersey, take a PATH train to the World Trade Center. For schedules and routes, visit panynj.gov/path. For ferry schedules and routes to the World Financial Center, visit nywaterway.com.

Hospitality packages

For the best seats in the house, contact Shannon McCoy at Quint Events: SMcCoy@quintevents.com or 704-790-7692. For official on-water charter packages, contact Alistair Spiers at alistair.spiers@americascup.com.

Tune in to watch all the action

If you can’t make it to New York, racing will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Live Extra at 2pm on Saturday, May 7, and live on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra at 2pm on Sunday, May 8. Highlights will be televised on NBC and NBC Sports Live Extra at 2pm on Saturday, May 21.

Stay connected with the Cup when you’re on the go

To follow your favorite sailors and teams and receive breaking news, features, photos, live leaderboard and more, download the official America’s Cup App. It’s free for Android and iOS devices. For more information, visit americascup.com.  


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