Portsmouth 23-26 Juillet 2015

Vous souhaitez aller à Portsmouth suivre le premier AC World Serie ?

Le programme est maintenant disponible et les billets sont en vente.

Day by Day programme taking shape. For those of you who have already booked your tickets, great news! You are going to experience a spectacular event. The day by day programme is shaping up as follows:


Be the first to witness the action, see ‘The Cup’ arrive into Portsmouth for the first time, see the Official Parade of Sail and the boats on water for the first time in the race area. See the skippers first and close up as they walk through the Waterfront Arena and onto the Fanzone stage for the official press conference. School’s out and its the first day of summer holidays – what a better way to spend it, lots to do for all ages!! And in the evening, buy tickets to attend the Official Opening Ceremony followed by the first night of the South Coast Proms Royal Marines Band.


Friday is all about speed and flying – wings, water and wheels. Listen to the design and technology guests from the worlds of sailing and Formula One explain how the technology compares and how these boats can literally fly above water. Watch the Moths and Kitesurfing displays in the morning, see the incredible Red Arrows aerial display before the teams and boats start their preview races – the first chance to see them line up against each other, some practise starts and two preview races. Pick your favourite sailors and team and pin your colours on them. And in the evening, buy tickets to attend the second night of the South Coast Proms Royal Marines Band.


Saturday is the BIG DAY – sailing gets serious where points are won or lost. The first step on the road to a team winning the America’s Cup in 2017 starts today. Come and support home team Ben Ainslie Racing and see them notch up their first race points today. Two races and lots of action before and after. Stay and Play : buy tickets to the Saturday evening big concert ‘Portsmouth Live’ – line-up announcement and tickets on sale from Wednesday 20th May


And so to the finale – Super Sunday is the last day and the day the winner claims victory for this first ACWS event. Double points scoring day so it will be all open until the last race. A full day of on water and aerial displays culminating in the late afternoon Official Prizegiving event on the main stage in the Waterfront Arena.

If you have booked tickets for the Waterfront Arena (free to view area) and for some reason cannot now attend, please release your tickets back to Ticketmaster as there is a waiting list and we have ‘sold out’ for this area on the week-end. Also you can still buy tickets on the Saturday and Sunday in the Fanzone Arena, go to:


Waterfront and Fanzone tickets: www.ticketmaster.co.uk/acwsportmouth

Hospitality tickets: www.worldseriesportsmouth.com

On water charters: Sunsail :http://www.sunsail.co.uk/files/UK_0215_SS_COL_America%27s%20cup%20posters-V5.pdf

and Solent Rib Charters : http://www.solentribcharter.co.uk/blog/americas-cup-world-series-portsmouth-2015/


How to watch it

We recently announced the signing of our two UK TV host broadcasters – BT Sport will cover all the live action and BBC the highlights : all the way through to 2017! Our race village sites will have big screens with MCs hosting the programme each day with additional screens in Historic Dockyard, Gunwharf Quays, next to Gosport ferry and Guildhall Square

The Wavemaker Volunteer programme

Portsmouth has a great reputation for producing some fantastic volunteers for big events – and our own Wavemaker programme is taking shape. There are still a few places available so if you are interested, go to: www.acws-portsmouth.americascup.com/en/volunteer-the-wavemakers.html

1851 Trust

The 1851 Trust is the Official Charity of the America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth event. The Trust aims to inspire and engage a new generation through sailing and the marine industry, providing young people with the education, skills and training to become innovators of the future. The 1851 Trust will work with other charities to deliver their goals.

The 1851 Trust, official charity of the America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth, is busy making plans to ensure that event spectators in July get to experience the thrill of America’s Cup Racing long after the World Series moves on from the Solent by means of a spectacular, permanent Visitor Centre right at the heart of the Ben AInslie Racing team (BAR) base. The quest to bring the America’s Cup home is an ongoing story of human endeavour, technical challenge and engineering excellence. The Centre will allow visitors to encounter the excitement, challenge and tactics involved in the Competition and hear from members of the BAR team themselves. With hands-on and interactive exhibits, the Centre will showcase a sport that increasingly relies on technical innovation and scientific know-how but is graced by the romance of a bygone age. The Visitor Centre is expected to open towards the end of the year and will act as a hub from where the 1851 Trust will launch its activities to inspire and engage a new generation through sailing and the marine industry, providing young people with the education, skills and training to become innovators of the future, and stewards of the marine environment.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Visitor Centre, including opportunities for volunteering, please get in touch with the Trust at : enquiries@1851trust.org.uk

BEN AINSLIE RACING getting ready for ACWS Portsmouth with their new AC45F

The America’s Cup World Series will be raced in the new foiling AC45F class, and Ben Ainslie Racing team are very happy to have their new boat and have started to put it through its paces.

Check out the details with the new film:

Softbank Team Japan confirmed

A Japanese entry, to be called Softbank Team Japan, has had its entry accepted after it placed a challenge through Kansai Yacht Club. We look forward to welcoming then into Portsmouth.

Groupama Team France in training

Check out Team France in training and interview with Skipper Franck Cammas (in French)


Oracle Team USA take up residence in bermuda

Oracle Team USA became the first team to sail in an AC45S in the Great Sound in Bermuda. Looks like an incredible venue.

More information and news to look out for….

News to follow:

* Wed 20th May : announcement of the « Portsmouth Live! » evening programme of events and ticket sales

* End May : travel details for all ticket holders with ‘how to get here’ information – car, train, plane, on foot, on ferry, by bike – and once you are here how to move around

For more information:








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