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AC World Series Newport 2012 Media Program** Saturday June 23 - Sunday July 1, 2012   

Accreditation Center opens on Saturday June 23 at 9am Open daily from 09am-6pm; closes at 12noon on Sunday July 1 Media Center opens on Saturday June 23 at 10.00 Opening times: June 23-25: 10am – 6pm; June 26 –July 1: 9am-7:30pm AC Village opens on Saturday June 23 at 10am Opening times: June 23-27: 11am-5pm; June 28 – July 1: 11am-7pm

**Updates on this program will be sent regularly to the accredited media

Saturday June 23 10am – 5pm AC Village officially opens 10am Ribbon Cutting for the Exploration Zone, presented by Fidelity Present: local dignitaries and VIPs 12noon – 4:30pm Sail Newport Youth Regatta – 100 boats (Opti’s, Lasers, Club 420s)

Sunday June 24 11am - 12.30pm Ocean Talks A lecture series of short presentations by URI School of Oceanography scientists and experts on marine topics. Location: Exploration Zone. This event is open to the public Today’s speakers: Chris Kincaid – Circulation in the coastal ocean Katherine Croff Bell – E/V Nautilus Exploration Program Rob McCormack - Fort Adams Trust No official practice program – teams open training 10am – 2:30pm 5pm

Sail Newport Youth Regatta Sail Newport Youth Regatta

Awards

Monday June 25 11.30am - 12.30pm Ocean Talks - A lecture series of short presentations by URI School of


Oceanography scientists and experts on marine topics. Location: Exploration Zone. This event is open to the public Today’s speakers: Chris Roman – Robots in the Ocean: today and tomorrow LTJG Brian Kennedy – ROV operations from the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer Grantham Prize Winner – through Metcalf Institute for Marine & Envir. Reporting No official practice program – teams open training 3pm – 4pm (tbc) Healthy Ocean Project: Constructing Rain Garden Participants will be constructing a rain garden that filters toxins and chemicals from going into the ocean

Tuesday June 26 11am – 12noon ACWS Newport Opening Press Conference Present: all skippers At Exploration Zone Theater

12noon – 1.30pm Ocean Talks - A lecture series of short presentations by URI School of Oceanography scientists and experts on marine topics. Location: Exploration Zone. This event is open to the public Today’s speakers: Brent Pounds – Nautical charts and NOAA’s hydrographic survey program Meme Lobecker – NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer multibeam mapping program Anya Watson – GSO Dive Safety Officer: diving and underwater photography 2pm – 4pm Practice racing Media Mixed Zone Approx 30 minutes after the end of the training Location: #19 on the map

Wednesday June 27 10.30am Media Briefing with Regatta Director Iain Murray at Media Center 11.30am - 12.30pm Ocean Talks - A lecture series of short presentations by URI School of Oceanography scientists and experts on marine topics. Location: Exploration Zone. This event is open to the public Today’s speakers: Susanne Menden-Deuer – Microscopic predators: what lurks in a drop of water?


Brad Seibel – Animals in extreme environments – focus on squid Anna Malek – Changes in the fish communities of Narragansett Bay 2pm – 4pm Practice racing Media Mixed Zone Approx 30 minutes after the end of the training Location: #19 on the map 4.30pm - 7.45pm ACWS Newport Opening Celebrations 4.30pm – 5pm Music: The Ravers 6 - 6.45 Rhode Island Governor welcome and ACWS teams presentation

Thursday June 28 Live racing coverage starting from Thursday 9.30am Media Briefing with Regatta Director Iain Murray at the Media Center 11.30am - 12.30pm Ocean Talks - A lecture series of short presentations by URI School of Oceanography scientists and experts on marine topics. Location: Exploration Zone. This event is open to the public Today’s speakers: Sunshine Menezes – Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting Isaac Ginis – Eye on the Storm: Predicting a Hurricane’s Path of Destruction Catalina Martinez – NOAA's ocean exploration activities and RI connections 11.15pm photo boats dock out To book a spot on the photo boats, please sign up for at Media Center front desk the previous day before 4pm Booking confirmation as well as exact details on boarding location and time will be sent by email the previous evening ACWS Newport Racing Championship 11.55am Warning signal for 12noon start of the first race Format: 1 x 30 minute fleet race Match Racing quarter finals, the first starting at 12.40pm Teams will have to win 2 out of 3 matches to proceed to the semi finals.

Fleet Racing

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Fleet Racing and Match Racing Seeding Race 1

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Match Racing Match Racing Quarter Final QF 4-5 – race 1

Seed 4 vs Seed 5

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Match Racing Quarter Final QF 3-6 – race 1

Seed 3 vs Seed 6

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Match Racing Quarter Final QF 2-7 – race 1

Seed 2 vs Seed 7

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Match Racing Quarter Final QF 1-8 – race 1

Seed 1 vs Seed 8

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Match Racing Quarter Final QF 4-5 – race 2

Seed 4 vs Seed 5

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Match Racing Quarter Final QF 3-6 – race 2

Seed 3 vs Seed 6

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Match Racing Quarter Final QF 2-7 – race 2

Seed 2 vs Seed 7

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Match Racing Quarter Final QF 1-8 – race 2

Seed 1 vs Seed 8

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Match Racing Quarter Final QF 4-5 – race 3*

Seed 4 vs Seed 5

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Match Racing Quarter Final QF 3-6 – race 3*

Seed 3 vs Seed 6

1446

Match Racing Quarter Final QF 2-7 – race 3*

Seed 2 vs Seed 7

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Match Racing Quarter Final QF 1-8 – race 3* *If necessary

Seed 1 vs Seed 8

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Media Mixed Zone Approx 30 minutes after the end of the last race Present: Team skippers Location: #19 on the map Photo op: Teams autographs sessions at the AC Village Approx 30 minutes after the end of the last race

Friday June 29 10am – 11am Healthy Ocean Project Day: Rozalia Project - Underwater Robots/Trash Contest A fun competition using robots to clean up marine debris and trash from the event 10.30am Media Briefing with Regatta Director Iain Murray at media Center 11.30am - 12.30pm Ocean Talks - A lecture series of short presentations by URI School of Oceanography scientists and experts on marine topics. Location: Exploration Zone. This event is open to the public Today’s speakers: Bob Kenney – Marine mammals Mike Asano – Ship strikes and right whales Allison Rosner – Whale watching guidelines and responsible viewing practices 1.45pm photo boats dock out


To book a spot on the photo boats, please sign up for at Media Center front desk the previous day before 4pm Booking confirmation as well as exact details on boarding location and time will be sent by email the previous evening ACWS Newport Racing Championship 2.31pm Warning signal for 2:36pm start of the first race Format: Match Racing semi finals 1 x 30 minute fleet race, staring at 3.15pm

Match Racing Match Racing Semi Final 1 Match Racing Semi Final 2

Start Winner QF3 vs Winner QF4 Winner QF1 vs Winner QF2

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Fleet Racing

Start

Fleet Racing Race 2

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Media Mixed Zone Approx 30 minutes after the end of the last race Present: Team skippers Location: #19 on the map Photo op: Teams autographs sessions at the AC Village Approx 30 minutes after the end of the last race

Saturday June 30 10.30am Media Briefing with Regatta Director Iain Murray at Media Center 11am Photo op: three new inductees into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame bring their plaques into the Exploration Zone and mount them alongside the others on display 11.30am - 12.30pm Ocean Talks - A lecture series of short presentations by URI School of Oceanography scientists and experts on marine topics. Location: Exploration Zone. This event is open to the public Today’s speakers: Brice Loose – What can we expect from an ice-free Arctic Ocean? Rainer Lohmann – Talking Trash: marine pollution Rachael Miller – Rozalia Project


1.05pm photo boats dock out To book a spot on the photo boats, please sign up for at Media Center front desk the previous day before 4pm Booking confirmation as well as exact details on boarding location and time will be sent by email the previous evening ACWS Newport Racing Championship 1.50pm start of the first AC 500 speed trial run Format: AC 500 Speed trials, 2 runs p/team 2 x 30 minute fleet races Fleet Racing

Start

Fleet Racing Race 3

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Fleet Racing Race 4

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Media Mixed Zone Approx 30 minutes after the end of the last race Present: Team skippers Location: #19 on the map Photo op: Teams autographs sessions at the AC Village Approx 30 minutes after the end of the last race

Sunday July 1 10.30am Media Briefing with Regatta Director Iain Murray at Media Center 11.30am-12.30pm Ocean Talks - A lecture series of short presentations by URI School of Oceanography scientists and experts on marine topics. Location: Exploration Zone. . This event is open to the public Today’s speakers: Dennis Nixon – Admiralty law and recreational boating Dan Pingaro - Sailors for the Sea Dwight Coleman – The Inner Space Center and the Future of Oceanography 1.45pm photo boats dock out


 

To book a spot on the photo boats, please sign up for at Media Center front desk the previous day before 4pm Booking confirmation as well as exact details on boarding location and time will be sent by email the previous evening ACWS Newport Fleet and Match Racing Championship Finals 2.35pm Warning signal for 2.40pm start of the first race Format: Match racing final 1 x 40 minutes fleet race

Match Racing Match Racing Final

Start Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2

1440

Fleet Racing

Start

Fleet Racing Race 5

1510

Media Mixed Zone Approx 30 minutes after the end of the last race Present: Team skippers Location: #19 on the map Prize Giving (1st, 2nd, 3rd of Match Racing, Fleet Racing, and overall ACWS 2011/2012) Approx 45 minutes after the end of racing  


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1 1. Team Bases 2. Ticket Sales 3. Official America's Cup Team Store 4. Accreditation 5. Ticket Sales 6. America’s Cup Exhibition by Louis Vuitton 7. PUMA, The Official Store 8. Big Screen 9. Concessions 10. Napa Valley Wine Lounge & Stella Beer Garden 11. Moet & Chandon Champagne Lounge 12. Sponsor Hospitality CLUB 45

13. Corporate Hospitality AC LOUNGES 14. Corporate Hospitality CASEMATES 15. Exploration Zone 16. Theater 17. ACTV 18. ACEA/Media Center 19. Mixed Zone 20. ACRM 21. Pier Bar 22. Big Screen + Stage

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