America's Cup World Series Insider

Racing returns to the Bay from Oct. 2 - 7

By Laurence Scott
|  Monday, Sep 24, 2012  |  Updated 1:14 PM PDT
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America's Cup World Series racing in San Francisco on the final race day of the August 2012 regatta.

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The America’s Cup Worlds Series sails into its second San Francisco event over the course of Oct. 2 – 7, in what’s now the second year of this series of regattas. All of this leads up to next year’s 34th America’s Cup Finals to be held on the Bay between Sept. 7 – 22 in 2013.

After the October racing in the Bay Area, the World Series is also set for the waters of Italy in April and May of 2013 with regattas in both Venice and Naples.

The World Series events feature the AC45 catamarans (distinguished by roughly 45-foot hulls), while the AC72 class will be the boats racing in the 2013 Bay Area competitions as Oracle Team USA defends the Cup.

CLICK HERE for a look at both the AC45 and the AC72 dimensions

NBC Bay Area will air the Sunday, Oct. 7 Finals of the America’s Cup World Series in San Francisco with coverage starting at 1:30 p.m.

CLICK HERE for a complete schedule of America’s Cup events

As the Bay Area’s broadcast home for the America’s Cup, NBC Bay Area has been taking some behind the scenes looks at the teams and the racing along San Francisco’s shores.

Take a quick look at one of the unique live broadcasts during the August races, a ride-along with Oracle Team USA and skipper Jimmy Spithill’s crew.

VIDEO: NBC Bay Area Live Broadcast with Oracle Team USA

We'd like to see any videos or photos you capture during the racing so remember to hashtag #NBCBAYAREA with your Tweets or Instagram pics and also keep us in the loop on Facebook and Google+ with any other social media posts during the America's Cup events.

From San Francisco’s Marina Green to audiences around the world, the America’s Cup racing on the Bay will continue to captivate spectators and viewers well into next year and we’re proud to bring you inside the action.

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