The 35th edition of the America’s Cup qualifying round is in full swing, as teams raced one another over the weekend. Now, there are three more matches that have to take place today.America’s Cup play offs: America’s Cup 2017 Live, Stream, Online, Watch, free, 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda Play-offs: 4-8 June & 10-12 June America’s Cup:
The day’s action will get underway at 1 p.m. ET and NBCSN will have live television coverage. Some rounds are tape delayed, but that will not be the case on Monday. A live stream will be available via NBC Sports beginning at the same time.
It was a good day for two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA and a bad one for Sir Ben Ainslie of Britain.
Moments after Oracle Team USA came from behind to beat Emirates Team New Zealand in a thrilling rematch between the 2013 finalists, Ainslie, the skipper of Land Rover BAR, crashed his 50-foot foiling catamaran into SoftBank Team Japan during the prestart of the day’s sixth and final race.
Crewmen on SoftBank Team Japan had to leap clear of Ainslie’s port hull as it crashed onto their starboard hull. The collision opened a hole in the bottom of the British boat’s carbon fiber hull and caused part of it to delaminate.
Ainslie was penalized and SoftBank Team Japan, skippered by former Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker, sailed off to a 48-second win.