Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Portsmouth 2015:
Spectator And Water Views For Races 1 and 2

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Portsmouth 2015: Race Day 1
Land Rover BAR and Ben Ainslie Lead the Fleet in the first day of racing

Saturday July 25, 2015

Yachts leave Portsmouth Harbor in the pre-race Parade of Sail.
Photo:©2015 R. Steven Tsuchiya

Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR dominated the results, finishing first in Race 1 and fighting back to nab second place in Race 2. Photo:©2015 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget

Spectators flew the 'colours' for the home team.
Photo:©2015 R. Steven Tsuchiya

Oracle Team USA tries to get back on foils.
Photo:©2015 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget

Dean Barker on SoftBank Team Japan narrowly missed second place in Race 2. 
Photo:©2015 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget

 Grandstands and VIP tents.  Photo:©2015 R. Steven Tsuchiya

Artemis Racing was hampered by problems with their Code Zero gennaker, finishing 5th and 6th.
Photo:©2015 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget

Beachfront hospitality. Photo:©2015 R. Steven Tsuchiya

AC45F's flying gennakers in Race 1.  Photo:©2015 R. Steven Tsuchiya

Spectators get a closer look as Groupama Team France makes like a beach cat, but hauling up on the sand with foiling daggerboards and rudders would be a bad idea.  Photo:©2015 R. Steven Tsuchiya

BAR trying to get things under control. Photo:©2015 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget

Team France was neck-and-neck for the lead with ETNZ for portions of Race 2, but the French would get passed near the finish by a hard charging British team and finish third.  Photo:©2015 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget

Ben Ainslie's castle looms in the distance as the team's AC45F sails by.  Land Rover BAR's impressive headquarters houses a fleet of multihullls for training and testing. Photo:©2015 R. Steven Tsuchiya


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