AMERICA’S CUP WORLD SERIES – Portsmouth 23rd to 26th July 2015

Ben Ainslie’s bid to bring the America’s Cup back to the UK encompasses the event in July racing foiling AC45’s off Southsea.   The UK entry is being promoted by Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) which is located in Portsmouth.

 

Brisbane Star is berthed in Gosport opposite the BAR operation in Portsmouth and will be used partly as an ‘hotel’ (you try getting a room anywhere in the area then); partly as a floating viewing platform and partly to enable us to go sailing too.

 

Take a look at the America’s Cup brochure reproduced here to get a feel for what the event will provide.  There is a lot of detail to be published yet so it is not possible to say exactly what we will be able to do, but this will be a rare opportunity to see World Class sailing for real.  The sailing programme is shewn below - please look online at the event organisers ‘ Team Origin’ web site and at the ‘America’s Cup’ site for further information and the full programme.

Wednesday evening 22nd July to Sunday evening 26th July (4 full days).

Cost: £170 per person + food & fuel.

See 'How to get to the boat' for travel and other information.

First come first served basis.  A non returnable deposit of £70 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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Maurice.

THURSDAY 23rd July:
1000 – 1100   OFFICIAL SKIPPERS PRESENTATION & PRESS CONFERENCE
1100              Eurofighter air display
1300 – 1400   PARADE OF SAIL
1500 – 1700   Water & on shore display activities
1600 – 1700   SAILORS IN FAN ZONE/RACE VILLAGE 
EVENING        OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY & ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
FRIDAY 24th July:
1300              Race boats parade out to the race course area past the public race village 
                     Red Arrows display
1400 – 1530   Preview race day – all teams compete in two full preview races
1530 – 1600   Race boats parade back to Team base area 
2000 – 2200   Evening entertainment programme
SATURDAY 25th July:
1300              Race boats parade out to the race course area past the public race village
1400 – 1530   First race day – all teams compete in two full races, live on screen with full live commentary
1530 – 1600   Race boats parade back to Team base area
2000 – 2200   Evening entertainment programme
SUNDAY 26th July : SUPER SUNDAY RACE DAY
1300              Race boats parade out to the race course area past the public race village
1400 – 1530   Super Sunday race day – all teams compete in two high points counting full races, live on screen with full live commentary
1530 – 1600   Race boats parade back to Team base area
1700 – 1800   Main stage public prizegiving event
                       Aerobatics display
2000 – 2200   Sunday evening gala reception event