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Challenger Rematch Begins Saturday

Published on August 15th, 2013

It’s been six long years since the two best challenging teams met for the right to compete in the America’s Cup.

The venue was Valencia, Spain.

The date was June 1, 2007.

The teams were Luna Rossa Challenge and Emirates Team New Zealand.

Both teams had decisive results in the Semi-Finals, where Luna Rossa Challenge defeated BMW Oracle Racing 5-1, and Emirates Team New Zealand defeated Desafío Español 2007 5-2.

The Kiwis were the favorites in the Finals, validating that contention by blanking the Italians 5-0, only then to lose to defender Alinghi (SUI) 5-2 in the 32nd Match.

After being spectators for the Deed of Gift 33rd America’s Cup, these two teams are back again for the 34th edition.

On Saturday begins the best of 13 Louis Vuitton Cup challenger Finals (Aug 17-30). Here are details for broadcast coverage…

United States
August 17 – Races 1+2 – NBC Sports Network – 6:00pm ET (tape delayed)
August 18 – Races 3+4 – NBC Sports Network – 6:00pm ET (tape delayed)
August 21 – Races 5+6 – – 4:00pm ET (live)
August 24 – Races 7+8 – NBC Sports Network – 7:00pm ET (tape delayed)
August 25 – Races 9+10 – NBC Sports Network – 7:00pm ET (tape delayed / if necessary)
August 28 – Races 11+12 – NBC Sports Network – 5:00pm ET (tape delayed / if necessary)
August 30 – Races 13 – NBC Sports Network – 5:00pm ET (tape delayed / if necessary)
Note: Race replays will be available on YouTube following the NBCSN broadcast

San Francisco Bay Area
August 17 – COZI TV – LIVE
August 18 – COZI TV – LIVE
August 21 – KNTV – LIVE
August 24 – COZI TV – LIVE
August 25 – COZI TV – LIVE (if necessary)
August 28 – KNTV – LIVE (if necessary)
August 30 – KNTV – LIVE (if necessary)

Internationally, racing is live on YouTube, subject to territorial rights-holder restrictions.

If you’re on the go, download the official America’s Cup app to your iPhone, Ipad, or Android device.

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