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Sailing Team Land Rover BAR - winner of the Portsmouth Louis Vuitton AMERICAs CUP World Series 2016 !

Published by in Sailing, 35. Americas Cup, 2015-2017 · 25/7/2016 09:33:48




Sir Ben Ainslie Land Rover BAR wins on 'Super Sunday' in Portsmouth, UK  and leads the allover series !

The last day of official racing at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Portsmouth saw thousands of people visit the event to show their support to the six competing elite sailingteams, as Land Rover BAR triumphed at their home event.
On Sunday 24th July, second racing day, Team Oracle USA the Americas Cup defender managed to win two out of three races, however Land Rover BAR did win the first race and Sir Ben Ainslie and his team fought hard to keep SoftBank Team Japan at bay in the final race of the day and take second in the final race of the day. This allowed them to secure the overall win in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth.

The weekend action continued off the water with the public enjoying the activities in the Race Village. Highlights included the chance to see the AC45F catamaran used by the teams on display in the Tech Zone, trying out the Royal Navy climbing wall and BMW Blokart land yachts. The Red Bull Matadors were the final aerial display of the weekend and they wowed the crowds with their spectacular and daring manoeuvres high up in the sky.

The delighted crowds witnessed Sir Ben Ainslie's team take the lead on the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series leader board thanks to their performance over the weekend.

David 'Freddie' Carr, team grinder/bowman added: "This is mind-blowing, I think half my local town is here. The support is amazing, thank you so much!"

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also showed their support, visiting the Land Rover BAR base and then viewing the racing on the water. The royal couple then took to the main stage to present the competing teams with the Victory Trophies, designed by Zak Kay, age 10, from Portsmouth and made by local artist Michelle Littlewood. On meeting the Royal couple Zak said: "It was amazing meeting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, they were really nice. They asked me how I came up with the design of the trophy."

On stage in front of the cheering crowds Sir Ben said: "It is a great result in front of the home crowd. It's amazing for Portsmouth to have these events in 2015 and 2016. The ultimate goal is to bring the America's Cup back here. It's going to be a great event in Bermuda next year and we'll be giving it everything."

The America's Cup World Series action now moves on to Toulon France in September, Fukuoka, Japan in November before the final of the America's Cup in Bermuda next year.

Results day 2:
Race 4
1 Land Rover BAR  20
2  ORACLE TEAM USA  18
3  Emirates Team New Zealand  16
4  SoftBank Team Japan  14
5  Artemis Racing  12
6  Groupama Team France  10

Race 5
1  ORACLE TEAM USA  20
2  Land Rover BAR  18
3  SoftBank Team Japan  16
4  Artemis Racing  14
5  Emirates Team New Zealand  12
6  Groupama Team France  10

Race 6
1  ORACLE TEAM USA   20
2  Land Rover BAR   18
3  SoftBank Team Japan   16
4  Emirates Team New Zealand   14
5  Groupama Team France   12
6  Artemis Racing   10


PORTHSMOUTH 2016 overall:
1 Land Rover BAR   82
2 ORACLE TEAM USA   81
3 SoftBank Team Japan   69
4 Emirates Team New Zealand   62
5 Groupama Team France   58
6 Artemis Racing   53

OVERALL SERIES, date 24.07.2016
1  Land Rover BAR   367
2  ORACLE TEAM USA   366
3  Emirates Team New Zealand   357
4  SoftBank Team Japan   328
5  Artemis Racing   315
6  Groupama Team France   292


Events to come:
Toulon, France 10 - 11 September 2016
Fukuoka, Japan 18 - 20 November 2016
Bermuda, 2017


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