Scotty Stevenson is taking his sports commentary skills to the water, validated to call the America’s Cup action along with Peter Lester and Phil Robertson.

TVNZ are New Zealand’s host broadcaster supplying their own commentaries. A different international feed will be called by other commentators.

More understood for his rugby calls, Stevenson will have to review his sailing understanding in this extremely technical domain, though the specialist insights will be made by America’s Cup regular and former rival Lester alongside Robertson who is a match racing world champion.

State-of-the art graphics will make seeing easier for non-yachting fans to comprehend the high-paced action on the foiling 75-foot monohulls.

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TVNZ’s waterside studio action will be hosted by Toni Street and Scotty Morrison.

Jesse Tuke, sibling of Group New Zealand star Blair Tuke, will assist with news protection from the occasion.

The live protection consists of December’s Prada America’s Cup World Series and Christmas Race, and the Prada Cup challegner series in January and February, as well as the America’s Cup match in March.

That will include protectors Emirates Group New Zealand racing against the top challenger in a best of 13 race series.

TVNZ’s coverage will start an hour prior to races which are expected to begin around 4pm.

Online live protection of racing will likewise be readily available on Youtube, Facebook and americascup.com.