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America’s Cup Finals Race 17, 18 Live Streaming Free: Watch Oracle Team USA vs. Emirates Team New Zealand Online, TV Schedule

( [email protected] ) Sep 24, 2013 02:09 PM EDT
America's Cup Finals Race 17, Race 18 (if necessary), will be live streamed through NBC Sports Live Extra, where fans of the two competing teams Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand can watch the entire race in real time on television and online for free starting at 1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET.
Emirates Team New Zealand sails during their win against Oracle Team USA in Race 9 of the 34th America's Cup yacht sailing race in San Francisco, California September 15, 2013. Robert Galbraith / REUTERS

America's Cup Finals Race 17, Race 18 (if necessary), will be live streamed through NBC Sports Live Extra, where fans of the two competing teams Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand can watch the entire race in real time on television and online for free starting at 1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET. 

Internationally, the Race 19 can be viewed in more than 170 territories. All racing is also live streamed on America's Cup YouTube channel (scroll slightly down that page to find the link 'America's Cup Finals - Live'). Replays can be watched internationally immediately after the race at the same Youtube channel for free.

The Oracle Team USA vs. Emirate Team New Zealand Race 18 will begin at 1:40 p.m. PT in the San Francisco Bay. If neither team can dominate and win the race, Race 19 will take place immediately after.

Day 14 Preview:

Early last week, New Zealand fans were hopeful that their team would reclaim the most prestigious prize in yachting, but Kiwis around the world are now officially worried.

With Emirates Team New Zealand needing one more victory to reclaim the cup, Oracle Team USA has fought off four match points by winning four straight races.

The U.S. team will try to keep its improbable comeback alive on Tuesday. They were down match point at 8-1 but has caught the winds of luck and through skill closed the gap to 8-6.

"The boys are incredibly fired up. I've never seen them like this before," skipper Jimmy Spithill (9) said, the Los Angeles Times reports. "The entire team, there's a lot of great energy there."

If they prevail, it would be the greatest comeback in America's Cup history.

New Zealand Skipper Dean Barker said, "We still wouldn't trade positions. We still would rather be on match point than having to win three more."

ORACLE TEAM USA Crew List

Skipper: Jimmy Spithill (9), Tactician: Ben Ainslie (12), Strategist: Tom Slingsby (10), Wing trimmer: Kyle Langford (8), Jib trimmer: Joe Newton (5), Off-side trimmer: Rome Kirby (4), Grinders: Shannon Falcone (1), Joe Spooner (2), Jono MacBeth (3), Gillo Nobili (6), Simeon Tienpont (7)

Emirates Team New Zealand Crew List

Skipper/helmsman: Dean Barker (14), Tactician: Ray Davies (10), Wing Trimmer: Glenn Ashby (3), Trimmer: James Dagg (9), Bow: Adam Beashel (2), Pit: Jeremy Lomas (8), Pedestal 1: Chris Ward (7), Pedestal 2: Rob Waddell (11), Pedestal 3: Grant Dalton (6), Pedestal 4: Chris McAsey (5), Float/Grinder: Derek Saward (12)