21st to 24 July 2016 - Watch the action on the water.

Highlights of 2015: Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Portsmouth

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Surely, the weather can't possibly be as bad as last year (we hope).   Based in Gosport - 10 minutes to the race area - fantastic views - a great weekend and not to be missed.

We will be using Brisbane Star partly as an ‘hotel’, partly as a floating viewing platform and partly to enable us to go sailing as well.   The boat is berthed in Gosport opposite the BAR operation in Portsmouth and is easy to get to. (See How to get to Gosport and what to bring).  The cost share will be £180 per person + food and fuel.  A non-returnable deposit of £80 must be paid to remain on the list.  I will keep a reserve list in case anyone has to drop out. The time on board could be extended by popular demand (at an extra cost).

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The programme for the weekend:

WEDNESDAY EVENING 20TH July to THURSDAY 21st July

Meet at the marina on the boat and get settled.

Thursday -  a sail around the area to get us in the mood.

Then as the Official EVENT GUIDE for Portsmouth (see below) to go out on the water and watch (full details are not available as yet).

FRIDAY   11.00 – 18.00 hours

Preview racing will take place on this first public opening day and we go out to the race area to watch.

Features of the day include;

  • Red Arrows thrilling air show
  • Youth sailing displays
  • America’s Cup practice racing
  • Dock out show
  • Poster signing
  • Après sail entertainment

SATURDAY   1100 - 1 800 hrs

The first official day of racing and we go out to the race area to watch.

Features of the day include;

  • Official opening ceremony
  • Red Bull Matadors thrilling air show
  • Youth sailing displays
  • Official America's Cup racing
  • Dock in 'show
  • Poster signing
  • Post racing interviews and analysis
  • Après Sail entertainment

SUNDAY   1100 - 1 830 hrs

Day 2 of official America's Cup racing and we go out to the race area to watch..

Features of the day include;

  • Thrilling air shows
  • Youth sailing displays
  • Official America's Cup racing
  • Dock out show
  • Poster signing
  • Post racing interviews and analysis
  • Official Awards ceremony

Everyone returns home from Gosport.