America's Cup Plymouth m3774_simulator m3775_acband2The Plymouth Hoe will come alive with the America’s Cup experience when the America’s Cup World Series kicks off in Plymouth 10-18 September. The nine-day international sporting competition will see fast action on the race course, while off the water, thousands of fans will enjoy local and international live music, access to sailing stars and, interactive displays in a fun-charged festival on shore at The Base.

America’s Cup World Series Plymouth Experience Offers Fun For All

WHAT:
Free entrance for the public, the celebration of the AC World Series competition includes activities for all ages:
•Watch the racing live, featuring America’s Cup groundbreaking new graphics and live commentary
•Visit the America’s Cup Experience, where visitors will get a taste of the teams and what it’s like to sail on a high-speed catamaran
•Take on the Racing Simulator, your own match race test, video-game style
•Get up-close to best sailors in the world, with the day’s racing highlights and first-hand reports from the sailing stars every race day at 20:00 on The Base stage
•Listen to great bands and DJ’s, from folk to bluegrass to indie pop to dance
•Good food, shops and stands open each day at 11:00

America's Cup Plymouth m3774_simulatorThe AC World Series Plymouth will feature race courses designed to deliver close competition and high-speed fly-bys for the fans on shore. The innovative regatta format includes a mix of speed trials, head-to-head match racing, and all-out fleet racing with nine identical AC45 wing-sailed catamarans charging the line.

WHEN:
10-18 September, 2011
The Base opens at 11:00 each day

WHERE:
The America’s Cup World Series fan entertainment zone, The Base, to be hosted at the Plymouth Hoe

LIVE SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS:
Saturday 10th September
11:00 The Base shops, food and beverage stands, and the Simulator open
12:00 Ska/reggae band Too Hot
14:00 Racing begins (time approximate and according to conditions)
18:00 Singer/songwriter Ruarri Joseph
20:00 Race Highlights & Athlete interviews from the stage
23:00 Singer Newton Faulker

Sunday 11th September
11:00 The Base shops, food and beverage stands, and the Simulator open
12:00 Funk bank Freshly Squeezed
15:00 Racing begins (time approximate and according to conditions)
16:15 Britain’s Got Talent singer Michael Collins
17:30 Bluegrass band Out to Grass
19:00 Rambunctious Social Club DJ
20:00 Race Highlights & Athlete interviews from the stage
20:30 Rambunctious Social Club DJ

Monday 12th September – non-race day
11:00 The Base shops, food and beverage stands, and the Simulator open
19:30 Plymouth’s own Patrick James Person Band

Tuesday 13th September – non-race day
11:00 The Base shops, food and beverage stands, and the Simulator open
19:30 Willie and the Bandits

Wednesday 14th September
11:00 The Base shops, food and beverage stands, and the Simulator open
14:00 Racing begins (time approximate and according to conditions)
17:00 DJ Aldo Vanucci
18:00 VJ
18:30 Land of Giants
20:00 Race Highlights & Athlete interviews from the stage
20:45 Charlie Simpson
21:45 DJ Aldo Vanucci

Thursday 15th September
11:00 The Base shops, food and beverage stands, and the Simulator open
14:00 Racing begins (time approximate and according to conditions)
17:00 Louis Eliot and the Embers

Friday 16th September
11:00 The Base shops, food and beverage stands, and the Simulator open
13:00 Race Highlights from the previous day’s racing
14:00 Racing begins (time approximate and according to conditions)
17:45 BBC Southwest’s David FitzGerald
18:00 Plymouth’s own Becca Langsford
20:00 Race Highlights & Athlete interviews from the stage
20:30 Folk singer Seth Lakeman

Saturday 17th September
11:00 The Base shops, food and beverage stands, and the Simulator open
12:00 Swing and jive band Company B
14:00 Racing begins (time approximate and according to conditions)
17:15 Babyhead
18:00 VJ
20:00 Race Highlights & Athlete interviews from the stage
20:30 Matt Edmondson

Sunday 18th September
11:00 The Base shops, food and beverage stands, and the Simulator open
12:00 Swing band Co-operative Big Band
15:00 Racing begins (time approximate and according to conditions)
16:00 Ska and reggae band, The Simmertones
18:00 Shanty singers Fisherman’s Friends
19:00 Mad Dog Mcrea
20:00 Race Highlights & Athlete interviews from the stage

Find out more about the America’s Cup via the Barbican Waterfront America’s Cup Plymouth Event Section.

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