The Prada Cup 2021 Live Stream Semifinal American Magic vs Luna Rossa Watch America’s Cup Challenger Series
The official competition to select the Challenger to face Team New Zealand in the America’s Cup match has reached its knockout stage as Luna Rossa take on American Magic in the Prada Cup semifinal.
With the round robins done and dusted, the two remaining challengers face off in a best of seven (first to four wins) race to determine who will take on Ineos Team UK, who booked their place in the Prada Cup final by being the top team in the round robins.
Prada Cup 2021 Live Stream Semifinal American Magic vs Luna Rossa
Prada Cup Schedule and Time
Day 7 | Jan. 28 | 9:00 p.m.
Day 8 | Jan. 29 | 9:00 p.m.
Day 9 | Jan. 30 | 9:00 p.m.
Day 10 | Feb. 1 | 9 p.m.
Day 11 | Feb. 12 | 10 p.m.
Day 12 | Feb. 13 | 10 p.m.
Day 13 | Feb. 16 | 10 p.m.
Day 14 | Feb. 18 | 10 p.m.
Day 15 | Feb. 19 | 10 p.m.
Day 16 | Feb. 20 | 10 p.m.
Day 17 | Feb. 21 | 10 p.m.
America’s Cup Challenger Series 2021 Live
The main story coming into the semis will be the state of American Magic’s AC75, which underwent severe repairs after its dramatic capsize in the first week of Prada Cup racing.
The Americans will be a relatively unknown prospect, having only a few days of practice time after re-launching Patriot 2.0 on Wednesday.
Terry Hutchinson’s crew were the top challenger in the World Series event in December and were the only team to beat the defenders Team NZ.
However, it was a different story in the Prada Cup round robins where American Magic were winless, including two losses to Luna Rossa – suffering a capsize in the second race to put them out of the water for nine days.
The Americans will be hopeful of regaining the speed they saw right before their capsize, where they were one leg away from a win before tragedy struck.
There are two races scheduled each day on Friday, Saturday and Saturday. The first team to claim four wins will move on to the final. If the score is tied at 3-3 after the weekend, then the teams will have a break on Monday and return on Tuesday for the seventh and final race of the semifinal. The first race each day will kickoff around 3.15pm.
Prada Cup semifinal series winner:
Luna Rossa – $1.80
American Magic – $1.90
How to watch and stream
The Herald will have live updates on nzherald.co.nz/sport while you can listen to live commentary on Gold AM and iHeartRadio.
America’s Cup coverage is free-to-air on TVNZ. You can also stream the action live or on-demand on TVNZ.co.nz or on the America’s Cup YouTube channel.