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America’s Cup ‘Super Sunday’ evacuated

Organisers of the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth have made the difficult decision to cancel today’s event schedule due to high winds and safety fears. A statement issued this morning at around 11:00am said: “After discussions with the America’s Cup organising committee due to extreme weather we have had …

HM Naval Base Portsmouth supports America’s Cup teams

If  Admiral Lord Nelson was looking across the Naval Dockyard in Portsmouth from his flagship HMS Victory today, he would have seen the very latest innovation in sailing technology and watched in wonder as the Team France Groupama AC45 catamaran — taking part in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup — soared …

America’s Cup World Series: Guide to racing

The America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) began in Portsmouth today (Thursday 23 July) with the official arrival of the Cup, nicknamed ‘the auld mug’.  The best views of the on-water racing action will be from the paid-for Fanzone where you will have a close-up view of the racing, as well as the …

Guide to America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth

Image credit: Shaun Roster The highly-anticipated America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) arrives in Portsmouth from the 23 — 26 July, promising to be a world-class spectacle for all to enjoy. Find out where you can watch the action, from the racing itself to the entertainment highlights  — everything …

Portsmouth City is looking its best for America’s Cup World Series

Image credit: Shaun Roster The message from Portsmouth City Council is that the city will be looking its best ahead of the highly anticipated America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) arriving from the 23 – 26 July.  Council staff and teams of volunteers will be on hand throughout the …

Spinnaker Tower operators back Emirates branding

Continuum Attractions have today backed the new million-pound sponsorship deal with Dubaian airline Emirates. Continuum manage and operate the Spinnaker Tower on a lease from Portsmouth City Council. Earlier today Portsmouth City Council leader Donna Jones confirmed the new corporate sponsor of the Spinnaker Tower in a tweet simply saying: “Delighted …

Spandau Ballet headline America’s Cup Portsmouth live concert

Spandau Ballet, the New Romantic stars of the 80s, will headline as part of a three-day programme of evening entertainment in Portsmouth for the America’s Cup World Series 2015. Joining Spandau Ballet will be the collaborative boyband McBusted (McFly and Busted), English rock band Bastille, and Canadian pop star Carly …

Portsmouth America’s Cup World Series to be broadcast on BBC and BT Sport

It has now been confirmed that sport subscription service BT Sport and the BBC will broadcast Sir Ben Ainslie’s challenge to win the 35th America’s Cup, including the Portsmouth America’s Cup World Series this summer. Beginning with the opening races of the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth on …

America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth announce evening entertainment

With just 100 days to go until one of the city’s largest ever sporting spectacles arrives, the America’s Cup World Series event organisers — Team Origin — have today announced the first act to appear during a series of evening events.  Included as part of an exciting lineup will be …