***** 35th Americas Cup 2015 -
Louis Vuitton Americas Cup World Series, Portsmouth 2015:
Team LAND ROVER BAR, Sir Ben Ainslie & Team !
1st. Land Rover BAR, 19 points
2nd. Emirates Team New Zealand, 18 points
3rd. Oracle Team USA, 16 points
4th. Groupama Team France, 13 points
5th. SoftBank Team Japan, 13 points
6th. Artemis Racing, 11 points
Leslie Greenhalgh, Event Director:
"The event showcased what an increasable spectacle the America's Cup can deliver to Portsmouth. We were delighted with the visitor figures and would like to thank everyone that attended and supported the event. Whether it was giving the sailors a huge welcome on Thursday, braving the rain on Friday or enjoying the perfect champagne sailing conditions yesterday -
Sir Ben Ainslie, Land Rover BAR
"It's a real shame that we didn't get to race today, because of the amount of effort I know Team Origin and everyone has put into the event here in Portsmouth, and the number of spectators and fans we had out watching the racing yesterday. But that is the weather and unfortunately we can't control it.
"We're absolutely delighted to win the first America's Cup World Series here in Portsmouth, it's a great start for us on our America's Cup journey. It's incredible for us, to win here on our home patch, in front of our home crowd, it's a massive statement for the future.
"In my sailing career, I've never seen anything like yesterday. The amount of people that came out on the water, on the shore line, supporting the event and supporting us as a home team, we were all of us as a team completely blown away by."
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