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America’s Cup Fukuoka - Day 1 to Land Rover BAR

Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR top the leaderboard after three races on day 1 of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Fukuoka.

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Ben Ainslie and the Land Rover BAR crew top the table after a 1, 3, 2 scoreline on day 1.

The conditions were demanding with some big gusts and shifts, but conditions saw the boats up on their foils downwind.

They go into Sunday – the final day of racing for the 2015-16 ACWS – with a fifteen point overall lead from the current holder of the America's Cup, Oracle Team USA.

Super Sunday races count double though, so they will still need a solid final day to take the series win, and the two bonus points that carry forward into the America's Cup Qualifiers in Bermuda next May.

Ben Ainslie, Skipper and Team Principal: "It's been an amazing day, we had a great first race, from the start we were in the lead and the guys did a fantastic job sailing the boat around a very tight course.

Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Fukuoka Day 1

1. LAND ROVER BAR - 1 3 2 - 27 pts
2. ORACLE TEAM USA - 4 2 1 - 26 pts
3. EMIRATES TEAM NZ - 2 5 3 - 23 pts
4. ARTEMIS RACING - 3 4 5 - 21 pts
5. SOFTBANK TEAM JAPAN - 5 1 6 - 21 pts
6. GROUPAMA TEAM FRANCE - 6 6 4 - 17 pts

Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Overall Leaderboard

1. LAND ROVER BAR - 464 pts
2. ORACLE TEAM USA - 449 pts
3. EMIRATES TEAM NZ - 443 pts
4. SOFTBANK TEAM JAPAN - 420 pts
5. ARTEMIS RACING - 412 pts
6. GROUPAMA TEAM FRANCE - 377 pts

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Gerald New - Sailweb
19 November 2016 7:54 GMT


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