Photos: America’s Cup Teams Practice Racing

May 22, 2017

With the countdown clock ticking over to just five days before the start of the 35th America’s Cup, all six teams took to Bermuda’s Great Sound today [May 22] with three [Artemis Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand and Land Rover BAR] taking part in another day of practice racing before the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers starts at 5.00pm on Friday 26th May.

Under guidelines set out by America’s Cup Race Management [ACRM], all teams are permitted to train against each other on Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th May.

Artemis Racing had the best of the practice racing action on Monday 22nd May, beating Sir Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR in race one. Race two, between Emirates Team New Zealand and Artemis Racing, failed to generate a result as neither team finished the race, while it was the same outcome in the third and final race of the day, a re-run between the Swedish and New Zealand teams.

Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Glenn Ashby commented, “We have always said that the racing will be really close and today proved it. What is truely evident is that you have one bad manoeuver and it can be the difference between winning the race and point, or coming away with nothing.”

More practice racing is scheduled for Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th May.

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

Last training week for the 35th America's Cup

- Photos by Ricardo Pinto

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