Captain JP's log
Sunday, July 24, 2016
America's Cup World Series Portsmouth
In the pre-race warm up period it was clear who was the crowd's favourite, as could be heard from the cheers that followed every sail-by from Ben Ainslie Racing.
Sir Ben himself seemed pensive, unless he'd been kept awake by the cries of his new born daughter:
But he totally nailed the first race start, streaking on a broad-reach towards the first mark:
The first race must have been the crowd's favourite, with Sir Ben heading back down from the upwind mark as the others continued to tack up to it:
The first win went his way, but there were two more race to come, and on Super Sunday there were double points up on offer.
The next two starts were won convincingly by Oracle, but Sir Ben was able to keep in touch, grabbing second place both times.
It was enough to win the Portsmouth event and put Ben Ainslie Racing on top!
Hurrrah!! Time to open that champagne!!
Great fun day out on the water.... more to come.
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