Land Rover BAR third in Sweden

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Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Gothenburg – 30 August 2015

Gothenburg provided a mixed bag of conditions for the second Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event of 2015. While the first day was picture perfect, with two seconds for Land Rover BAR, Super Sunday was a bit of a struggle, producing some of the toughest conditions in the series so far, with a light and shifty wind. There was concern that there wouldn’t be enough breeze, but two races were completed and Land Rover BAR worked hard to come back from a couple of difficult starts. The team recovered to third in Race 3, but had to settle for a frustrating fifth in Race 4.

The results placed them third overall at Gothenburg, just behind Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA, and second overall in the series. It’s all to play for going into the final event of the season in Bermuda, October 16-18th.

Skipper and Team Principal Ben Ainslie commented: “We fought our way through and finished up on the podium overall which we are happy with – of course we would have liked to have been on top of the podium, but this is another step along the America’s Cup journey for us, and it’s good to be competing at the top of this circuit. For a new team we’re performing well, we’ve certainly got plenty of gains that we can make, and we need to keep working on that for the next event in Bermuda coming up in October.”

Sailing Team Manager, Jono Macbeth: “This event in Gothenburg is the first time that the team has competed away from home, and it’s been a fantastic regatta. We haven’t had the result we wanted but we were right in the hunt until the very end. Going into the last race there were three teams all tied on the same points. The boys sailed really well in incredibly tricky conditions, and all in all I think it’s been a good result for the team.”

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