The radical new America’s Cup series gets underway this Saturday with the inaugural event in Cascais, Portugal where nine teams will engage in a mixture of fleet and match racing for the week long series.
The Cascais AC World Series Preliminaries consist of two events over the course of this weekend – the Cascais AC Open and the AC 500 Speed Trial. Saturday will see the first three fleet races of the AC Open as well as the exciting speed test – a timed, sprint over a 500-meter course. On Sunday is the fourth fleet race of the AC Open.
All racing will be streamed live on www.americascup.com, beginning at 1400 local time (GMT+1) on Saturday afternoon. In addition, the races will be live-tweeted at @34thAC.
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