One Medical Group is proud to be the official primary care provider for Oracle Team USA, defender of the 34th America’s Cup in the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS). Our very own Arnold Lee, MD, the team doctor, is working directly with the Oracle Racing sailors to help ensure that they’re in good health for the races ahead. Several other members of our San Francisco-based provider team will be delivering health care services to the extended team and the sailors’ families.
Meet the sailors of Oracle Team USA!
We’re excited to bring you exclusive insights into the defending team’s training and health regimens, which we’ll be sharing over the next year. Be sure to “like” One Medical on Facebook and follow @onemedical on Twitter to get up-to-date details, photos, and videos about Oracle Team USA and the America’s Cup events.
What’s New for the 2012-2013 America’s Cup Season
For the first time in the history of this 160-year-old sporting event, America’s Cup races will be viewable from shore. But that’s not the only exciting change: Not only will the ACWS be broadcast nationwide on network TV–another first–but it will incorporate sophisticated new technology developed specifically to enhance television reporting, and spectator understanding, of sailing. Every boat is tied wirelessly to a precise tracking system called LiveLine that enables real-time graphics to be embedded in the live broadcast, with military-grade GPS that is able to track each boat accurately within two centimeters. LiveLine’s roots stem from the technology that pioneered football, baseball, and NASCAR TV graphics.
The America’s Cup World Series Races: October 2 – 7 in San Francisco
More than 150,000 spectators gathered to watch the races live in August in San Francisco. The next regatta takes place this week, along San Francisco’s northern waterfront. The location is bordered by the Marina Green on the south side, the Golden Gate Bridge to the west, Alcatraz on the north, and Aquatic Park to the east. Match racing qualifiers begin Wednesday, October 3rd. Here’s the full schedule of events this week.
Where to Watch the Races
If you’ll be watching the regatta live in San Francisco, the best viewing location is the Marina Green. The America’s Cup spectator village is free and open to the public October 2nd through the 7th from 10am to 7pm. Bring your water bottle–there will be free water refilling stations throughout the village.
Planning on watching from afar? You can catch the races and commentary on NBC Sports. The “Super Sunday” final races in San Francisco will be broadcast nationwide on October 7th, beginning at 1:30 p.m. PT.
A Look at the Competitors
Eleven teams (Artemis, Luna Rossa, and Oracle Team USA have two boats each) will be competing in the ACWS. They are:
- Artemis (Sweden): Challenger of Record, 34th America’s Cup
- Ben Ainslie Racing (UK): Competitor, AC World Series
- China Team: Competitor, AC World Series
- Emirates Team New Zealand: Challenger, 34th America’s Cup
- Energy Team (France): Competitor, AC World Series
- Luna Rossa (Italy): Challenger, 34th America’s Cup
- Oracle Team USA: Defender, 34th America’s Cup
- Team Korea: Challenger, 34th America’s Cup
What’s Next in the America’s Cup Series
After this week’s races, the next regattas in the World Cup Series will take place in April and May of 2013, in Venice and Naples, Italy. The Louis Vuitton Challenger Series will begin in San Francisco on July 4th, 2013, and the America’s Cup Finals will be hosted in San Francisco between September 7th and 22nd in 2013. For more information, visit the America’s Cup and Team Oracle USA sites.
Editor’s Note: Do you plan to watch the America’s Cup events?