Note : On February 28, the New Zealand government announced that there would be a “level 3” lock down for at least 7 days due to COVID-19 precautions across Auckland. This caused the postponement of raceday 1 and 2 (originally scheduled to be held on March 6 and 7)
2021 America’s Cup is the 36th edition of the America’s Cup. The 36th America’s Cup is the current edition of the America’s Cup yacht race. It will be the contested in the Waitmata Harbour or Hauraki Gulf , off Auckland between the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Circolo della Vela Sicilia of Italy.
Austrian creation organization West 4 Media and German transmission maker Riedel Communications have united to make circle-o Broadcast Productions, another organization that will deliver TV inclusion of the 36th America’s Cup.
Start time: 10:00 p.m. EST live start time | 11:30 p.m. EST delayed air time on NBCSN
TV channel: NBCSN (Channel finder: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity,Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, DIRECTV, Dish, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling.)
Live stream: NBC Sports Live | fuboTV | Sling | Peacock Premium | AmericasCup.com | YouTube | Facebook – The high-end America’s Cup Pass from NBC Sports Gold package is the best live coverage, but costs $129.99. You can also watch via NBC Sports Live if you have a cable subscription. If you don’t, you can get NBCSN via a la carte packages from fuboTV, Sling and Peacock Premium. (with free trials).
America’s Cup Replays: You also watch replays of the America’s Cup as while as prior races like the Prada Cup on the America’s Cup website.
2021 America’s Cup Format
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To win the option to challenge the title safeguard from New Zealand, one group should dominate the competition at the renowned Prada Cup qualifying races in spring 2021.
In a worldwide call for tenders, West4Media and Riedel Communications won in their offer for the creation rights to the America’s Cup, including the America’s Cup World Series and the famous Prada Cup.
(All times EST, which moves the dates ahead one day from local dates/times in New Zealand)
Each day’s first race is set to start at 10:15 EST for East Coach viewers (4:15 p.m. local time in Auckland, New Zealand). Coverage is set to start at 10 p.m. EST each day.
Day 1 | Mar. 9 | Races 1 and 2 | 10 p.m. EST | 11:30 p.m. EST broadcast start on NBCSN
Day 2 | Mar. 11 | Races 3 and 4 | 10 p.m.
Day 3 | Mar 12 | Races 5 and 6 | 10 p.m.
Day 4 | Mar. 13 | Races 7 and 8* | 10 p.m.
Day 5 | Mar. 14 | Races 9* and 10* | 10 p.m.
Day 6 | Mar. 15 | Races 11* and 12* | 10 p.m.
Day 7 | Mar. 16 | Race 13* | 10 p.m.
2021 America’s Cup Broadcasting Rights Country Wise
Australia: Fox Sports
Italy: RAI and Sky Italia
New Zealand: TVNZ
South Korea: SBS Korea
United Kingdom: BBC and Sky Sports UK and Ireland
United States: NBC Sports Network
Details of live coverage planned for the 36th America’s Cup taking place in Auckland, New Zealand
In the UK, home country of Ben Ainslie’s AC36 challenger INEOS Team UK, coverage is planned by Sky Sport, with a live broadcast timing of between 3 and 6am.
First Parada Cup Final race Saturday 13 February, 16:00 hrs NZT (03:00 hrs UK) on Sky Sports and repeated at 08:00 hrs in UK.
2021 America’s Cup Live coverage of the opening weekend is also on BBC iPlayer.
BBC Red Button and BBC Sport.
The racing is also shown free on social media channels – no need for an App – See America’s Cup YouTube.
The Final of the PRADA Cup, the Challenger Selection Series, begins on 13 February 2021 for the first to win seven race final.
The first racing starts on Saturday 13 February at at 16:00 NZT (03:00 UK). The winner of the PRADA Cup Final – between Ineos Team UK and Italy’s Luna Roossa will meet the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, in the 36th America’s Cup Match starting on 6 March 2021.