Have you booked your ticket? Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th July 2015: Portsmouth will be THE PLACE TO BE in order to witness this amazing sporting and entertainment event – the America’s Cup World Series is coming to Great Britain and the countdown in on!!
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:
“FIRST THURSDAY” 23RD JULY 2015
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.
“FAST FRIDAY” 24TH JULY 2015
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.
“BIG SATURDAY” 25TH JULY 2015
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
“SUPER SUNDAY” 26TH JULY 2015
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: ticketmaster.co.uk/ACWSPortsmouth
Waterfront and Fanzone tickets:ticketmaster.co.uk/acwsportmouth
Hospitality tickets: worldseriesportsmouth.com
On water charters: Sunsail :sunsail.co.uk
and Solent Rib Charters :solentribcharter.co.uk