By Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
On Monday I had Gary Jobson and Randy Smyth in one browser, Peter Montgomery, Cam Lewis, and Andy Green in another, and Martin Tasker, Peter Lester, and Ian Williams in yet another. Among this line-up are seasoned broadcasting professionals, multihull experts, America’s Cup winners, and match racing champions. It was all live, all happening . the 33rd America’s Cup was finally back on the water.
Sure, the wind failed to materialize, but it was a thrill to see the sport presented such that we may actually be able to watch these incredible multihulls race. There was the studio pre-game show and on-water analysis.
There was a chat box for viewers to add comments, and a live update screen with race information. It was a very full viewer experience. Yes, the time of day is a strain in North America. Thank goodness the authors of the Deed of Gift called for a day in between each scheduled race day. Consecutive all nighters could get rough. They truly were gentlemen.
Not sure if the commentator line-up will be the same all the time, but here are the links to go to:
– Jobson/Smyth: http://www.ESPN360.com
– Montgomery/Lewis/Green: http://www.americascup.com
– Tasker/Lester/Williams: http://www.livestream.com/bmworacleracing