America's Cup Finals Race 19, the one winner-take-all race, 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 19 will begin at 1:15 p.m. PT in the San Francisco Bay.
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Team New Zealand has been on match point since last Wednesday, but now faces the possibility of the defender Team USA staging the most improbable comeback in yachting history.
Team USA was down match point at 8-1, but has tied the score at 8-8. In total, Team USA has won 10 races, but has 8 points because of a penalty imposed by the International Jury.
"We do believe we can win, we've known we can win this thing for a long time," said Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker. "It's one thing to talk about it and another thing to do it. We have to do everything right and sail as well as we can. We're going to prepare as we have been and we have confidence we can win this. No one's slightly head down or lacking in confidence. We know if we put the pieces together we'll be successful."
With Emirates Team New Zealand needing one more victory to reclaim the cup, Oracle Team USA has fought off six match points by winning six straight races. Only twice before in the 162-year history of the America's Cup has there been a winner-take-all final race, in 1920 and 1983. In 1920 the defender won and in '83 the challenger won.
"I think we are the underdog, and I'm going to keep running with that and use that energy for tomorrow," said Spithill, who at 30 years old in 2010 became the youngest to skipper an America's Cup winner. "The exciting thing for me is seeing how this team has gelled together. Sometimes you need to face that barrel of the gun to come together. You can get wobbly in the knees or you can look into the barrel. Every day we've managed to step it up more."
Wednesday's race 19 will determine who gets the America's Cup trophy. If Oracle Team USA prevails, it would be the greatest comeback in America's Cup history.
"It's clear to see they were going pretty damn well," said Barker. "It was the first time that we recognized there was a condition where maybe we aren't as strong as we need to be. It's tough. We're doing all we can, the guys never gave up, but clearly the Oracle guys were going well in that stuff."
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)