Racing begins in RI for America's Cup World Series
NEWPORT, R.I.—Top international sailors are in Newport as racing begins in the America's Cup World Series.
Eight crews from six countries are competing in the races that started on Thursday and go through Sunday. The races serve as a prelude to the 34th America's Cup next year in San Francisco. Newport hosted racing for the Cup from 1930-1983.
The America's Cup Village is based at Fort Adams State Park, where skippers will meet fans after Thursday's racing concludes.
The races will be televised locally on WJAR-TV's channel 10.2 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. They will be televised nationally on NBC on Sunday and may also be viewed live on americascup.com.