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Land Rover BAR and the Sumo Wrestling Challenge

The Land Rover BAR Sailing Team joined local Japanese Sumo Wrestling team in their sumo stable for an early morning training session ahead of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series finale in Fukuoka, Japan.

The final event of the 2016 Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series (ACWS) will be held in Fukuoka, Japan starting Friday.

Japanese teams contested three successive Cups from 1992 to 2000, but the nation has never seen racing on its shores before.

Land Rover BAR hold a 14 point lead in the overall ACWS after a remarkable performance that began with a home town win in Portsmouth way back in July 2015.

A third place followed in Gothenburg, and fourth in Bermuda before another win in Oman at the start of the 2016 season.

Since then, the team have racked up second in Chicago, another win in Portsmouth and a third place in Toulon.

Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Overall Leaderboard

1. LAND ROVER BAR 437 pts
2. ORACLE TEAM USA 423 pts
3. EMIRATES TEAM NZ 420 pts
4. SOFTBANK TEAM JAPAN 399 pts
5. ARTEMIS RACING 391 pts
6. GROUPAMA TEAM FRANCE 360 pts

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17 November 2016 17:26 GMT


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