Land Rover BAR take victorious first step down path to #BringTheCupHome

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Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth – 26 July 2015

The first America’s Cup World Series event of 2015 was held in the home waters of Land Rover BAR, and the event attracted huge crowds of spectators on the Solent and in and around the Race Village.

The Race Committee was able to hold races only on the first day and was forced to cancel racing on the Super Sunday, as a low-pressure system swept across Britain, bringing gale force winds.

Land Rover BAR began their mission to bring the Cup home with a race win, and then followed that up with a stunning come-from-behind performance to finish second in the next.

The loss of the final two races on Super Sunday meant that the prizes were settled on Saturday’s results – leaving Land Rover BAR as winners.

Skipper and Team Principal, Ben Ainslie, commented: “I’m really proud of what the team has achieved this weekend, not just on the water but with our team here at the facility in Portsmouth. To win the first Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series of 2015 in front of our home crowd is massive for our team, and sets us up for a very exciting future.”

Sailing Team Manager, Jono Macbeth:

“I think it just goes to show that you need to go out there every day and race your hardest. The boys did a fantastic job yesterday, they got the boat round the track and they did what was required. We were hoping for another day like yesterday, but that wasn’t to be, conditions out there were past top end, and not suitable for sailing. Onward and upwards, we have Gothenburg and Bermuda coming up, we’re going to have a fantastic series and I think there’s a lot of excitement to come in the future.”

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