Sir Ben Ainslie is the man carrying the hopes of the UK fans who did turn out in their thousands to cheer on the Land Rover BAR team. His words during the press conference were quite premonitory “Last year was massive, being able to win this event as a new team, and obviously the aim is to do that again this time”.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were on hand to present the awards and it was a fitting end to an amazing weekend of action for the British fans in Portsmouth.
The win also put the British team into first place on the overall Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series leaderboard, overtaking Emirates Team New Zealand who drop to third with ORACLE TEAM USA in second, Softbank Team Japan in fourth, Artemis Racing fifth and Groupama Team France in sixth.
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