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Solent Showdown, Get your Tickets for Emirates America's Cup World Series Portsmouth!

by Sarah Alexander, Emirates ACWS Portsmouth 1 Feb 10:00 GMT 4-7 June 2020
Emirates ACWS Portsmouth © Shaun Roster

Tickets go on sale today at 1000 for the UK's most exciting sailing event this summer, the Emirates America's Cup World Series Portsmouth, taking place across 4-7th June.

To celebrate the America's Cup racing returning to British waters, event organisers are offering a 15% early bird discount for one month across all ticket options which can be purchased online via Ticketmaster.

Portsmouth is hosting the second event on the America's Cup World Series (ACWS) 2020 circuit and it will be the third time the city has hosted the racing. 2020 is set to be another exciting, entertainment-packed weekend, enjoyed by everyone. Teams will come together from across the globe; New Zealand, America and Italy to join the local home team, INEOS TEAM UK - led on the water by five time Olympic medallist, Sir Ben Ainslie - for the fastest sailing show on the Solent.

The Solent is the most iconic and historic America's Cup venue, dating back to 1851 when the inaugural Cup was a sprint around the Isle of Wight. Spectators can watch the action unfold across four days of highly-charged racing, during a two hour race window each day.

The Race Village Fanzone will open daily from 10.30 - 18.00 and you can choose from one day, weekend and four-day event passes for general admission to the Race Village Fanzone, Premier Grandstand seating to a weekend of hospitality in the prestigious Emirates Lounge. Children five and under go free and those aged six - 15 half price with an adult purchaser of a general race village admission ticket.

Find out more on the ticket and event packages at More event info will follow over the coming weeks, follow the America's Cup on social media for event updates @AmericasCup.


  • Festival style race village, with large viewing screens throughout
  • Live main stage talks with America's Cup sailors, past & present
  • Daily 'dock out' shows and post racing analysis with sailors
  • Expert race commentary
  • Interactive team tents and America's Cup exhibits
  • Global street food experiences
  • Premium food and drink bars

NEW FOR 2020:

  • Futuristic, fast, foiling 75-foot race boats
  • 1:1 'match racing' format
  • Windward leeward race course configuration - start & finish line positioned close to the shores off Southsea Common
  • A new America's Cup speed record could be set on the Solent!
  • Wings out, sails in - the AC75 brings a return to more 'traditional' mainsails
  • 11 sailors on-board with a combined crew weight of 990kgs



The Event Race Village is 'The Place' for fans and spectators to have the best views and the best day out to enjoy the on water action and the onshore experience. Doors open from 1030 until 1800 hrs and each day with have an action packed programme.


The Premier Grandstand ticket provides you with access to the Race Village Fan Zone and guarantees you your own dedicated seat for the day. The Grandstand has elevated perfect views of the race area out on the Solent with jumbo screens on each side and crystal clear expert commentary.


Upgrade your event experience and treat you and your guests/friends to the Emirates 'EMIRATES LOUNGE' package which includes Race Village FanZone access via FastTrack entry lanes, a private lounge area with complementary food and drinks vouchers, a dedicated expert and professional MC team, a reserved Grandstand seat during racing and lots more!


All boats must be registered for on water viewing details. You can register your boat at

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