Sailing Takes Me Away: NBC To Air America's Cup From S.F. In September '13
The America's Cup sailing race is coming to broadcast television next fall, as NBC committed to air the event's first two days live on Sept. 7-8, 2013. The race's remaining days will be carried live on the broadcaster's all-sports cable channel, NBC Sports Network. Coverage of the race will include on-board HD cameras and 14 microphones on each boat. The 34th America's Cup will be held in S.F. As part of the rights deal, NBC picked up rights to the '13 Louis Vuitton Cup, which determines the challenger for the America's Cup Finals. Comcast SportsNet California will add local coverage around the event.