NBC Announces 2013 America's Cup Finals Continued Coverage
NBC Sports Group's live presentation of the 2013 America's Cup Finals, from San Francisco, Calif., continues tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. ET and through the weekend on NBCSN. Thursday's live coverage will feature defending America's Cup champion ORACLE TEAM USA against 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup winner Emirates Team New Zealand in Races 6 and 7 of the Finals.
Emirates Team New Zealand won Race 5 on Tuesday to take a 4-0 lead in the regatta. ORACLE TEAM USA used its one postponement card of the regatta following Race 5, moving Race 6 to Thursday afternoon. ORACLE TEAM USA needs to win 10 more races in order to retain the America's Cup, while Emirates Team New Zealand needs to win 5 to win the oldest trophy in international sports. *
Live coverage continues on NBCSN through the weekend, including Races 6 and 7 on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. ET., Races 8 and 9 on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET, and Races 10 on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET. If necessary, Race 11 will immediately follow Race 10 on Sunday. Should further races be necessary, additional telecasts are scheduled for September 17, 19 and 21.
Veteran announcer Todd Harris will serve as the play-by-play commentator for the NBCSN telecasts. Harris will be joined by former America's Cup Helmsman and Volvo Ocean Race skipper Ken Read, as well as renowned sailor and author Gary Jobson.