How to Watch The U.S. Olympic Sailing Team
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will feature unprecedented coverage of sailing for fans in the United States. Between NBC’s world-class television and online programming, US Sailing’s multi-channel coverage, and comprehensive daily email reports sent directly to fans, anyone hoping to follow the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team will have a better view than during any previous Olympics.
For more details on how to follow the action, check out the US Sailing Team’s viewing guide below.
Compiled by the US Sailing Team communications staff in the Rio 2016 Sailing Press Center right after the end of racing each day in Brazil, our daily Rio Report digest is the best way to stay updated on the latest news during the Olympics. Results, recaps, videos and photos will be included, as well as links to the best NBC and Team USA content.
Subscribe: The Rio Report: US Sailing Team News
Archive: Team Newsletter
Managed by award-winning Volvo Ocean Race and America’s Cup photographer and Onboard Reporter Amory Ross and US Sailing Team Press Officer Will Ricketson, and with additional imagery from 10-time Olympic Games photographer Daniel Forster, @USSailingTeam social media channels will turn out world-class coverage on an hourly basis during Rio 2016. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube:
- Facebook: US Sailing Team
- Twitter: @USSailingTeam
- Instagram: @USSailingTeam
- Video: US Sailing Team YouTube Channel
World Sailing will provide live 2D and 3D tracking of all boats on all courses during each day of racing. To view the tracking portal, visit World Sailing’s Rio 2016 homepage.
NBC Olympics Broadcast
Two-time U.S. Olympic Sailing medalist Randy Smyth will be joined by America’s Cup winner and veteran sailing commentator Gary Jobson in the NBC broadcast booth for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Jobson and Smyth will cover two classes per day during the live broadcast, which will be available on NBCOlympics.com. Below you will find the direct viewing links for each day of the regatta, along with information on which classes will be showcased. Replays of the daily program will appear online shortly after the conclusion of the live broadcast.
In addition to the daily live broadcast on NBCOlympics.com, a 30-minute recap of each day’s racing, also narrated by Jobson and Smyth, will appear on the MSNBC and CNBC television networks after the conclusion of racing each day. This program will include recaps from more classes than the two that were covered live each day. The precise broadcast schedule of this program has yet to be determined, but it will be aired daily between 4:00PM and 8:00PM ET from August 8th to August 18th (sailing competition dates).
Rio 2016 NBC sailing coverage will be produced by a team led by Chris Lincoln, a five-time Emmy award-winning director of live sports and entertainment programming, and the recipient of the IOC Golden Rings awards for his direction of the London 2012 Olympic sailing broadcast.
NBC Daily Viewing Links:
PLEASE NOTE: Dates and classes covered are subject to change. US Sailing will keep this page as up-to-date as possible during the Games. NBC links may not be viewable outside the United States.
August 5th: Olympic Games Day 0
Opening Ceremony Broadcast on NBC.
August 8th: Sailing Day 1, Olympic Games Day 3
Classes Covered Live: RS:X Men (Pedro Pascual), Laser (Charlie Buckingham)
August 9th: Sailing Day 2, Olympic Games Day 4
Classes Covered Live: Finn (Caleb Paine), RS:X Women (Marion Lepert)
August 10th: Sailing Day 3, Olympic Games Day 5
Classes Covered Live: Nacra 17 (Bora Gulari and Louisa Chafee), Women’s 470 (Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha)
August 11th: Sailing Day 4, Olympic Games Day 6
Classes Covered Live: Men’s 470 (Stu McNay and Dave Hughes), Finn (Caleb Paine)
August 12th: Sailing Day 5, Olympic Games Day 7
Classes Covered Live: Men’s 49er (Thomas Barrows and Joe Morris), Women’s RS:X (Marion Lepert)
August 13th: Sailing Day 6, Olympic Games Day 8
Classes Covered Live: Men’s Laser (Charlie Buckingham), 49erFX (Paris Henken and Helena Scutt)
August 14th: Sailing Day 7, Olympic Games Day 9
Medal Races Covered Live: Men’s RS:X, Women’s RS:X,
Classes Covered Live: Nacra 17 (Bora Gulari and Louisa Chafee)
August 15th: Sailing Day 8, Olympic Games Day 10
Medal Races Covered Live: Men’s Laser, Women’s Laser Radial
Classes Covered Live: Women’s 470 (Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha)
August 16th: Sailing Day 9, Olympic Games Day 11
Medal Races Covered Live: Finn, Nacra 17
Classes Covered Live: Men’s 49er (Thomas Barrows and Joe Morris)
August 17th: Sailing Day 10, Olympic Games Day 12
Medal Races Covered Live: Men’s 470, Women’s 470
Classes Covered Live: No other classes racing
August 18th: Sailing Day 11, Olympic Games Day 13
Medal Races Covered Live: Men’s 49er, Women’s 49erFX
Classes Covered Live: No other classes racing
August 19th: Sailing Reserve Day
Classes Covered Live: TBD
August 21st: Closing Ceremonies
Closing Ceremony Broadcast on NBC.
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