TV program to chronicle America’s Cup story

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A new weekly television program called “America’s Cup Uncovered” is designed to connect viewers with the people, places and stories that are the backbone of the world’s most famous yacht regatta.

Featuring behind-the-scenes sneak-peeks, athlete profiles and up-close action on and off the water, “America’s Cup Uncovered” will take an in-depth look at the 34th edition during the next two years, offering an exclusive window into one of the most prestigious events in sport.

With more than 90 weekly programs planned, the first episode will feature a variety of segments that will set the stage for future America’s Cup Uncovered episodes: 

  • The show begins with a focus on the complete reinvention of the America’s Cup, as the sport drives towards the future.
  • Viewers will be introduced to the new home of the America’s Cup — San Francisco — and how the natural amphitheater of the San Francisco Bay is setting the stage for the Cup’s transformation.
  • Up close and personal with James Spithill of Oracle Racing, the youngest skipper to ever win the Cup, and what a typical “day at the office” entails, with eyes always set on defending his team’s win.
  • A preview of Cascais, the site of the inaugural America’s Cup World Series, which is the new professional circuit bringing the America’s Cup experience to port cities around the globe.

And finally, a visit to the past, with a visit to Auckland, New Zealand, where locals recall their Cup experience and how the oldest trophy in international sport helped rebuild and modernize their city’s waterfront.

Each episode is 30 minutes and available on Saturdays each week. In the U.S. Comcast Sports Net will broadcast the show. Each episode will be available online for seven days, until the next episode is aired each Saturday.

Click here for a preview of the opening title sequence.