Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers Photo/Giles Martin-Raget

Today – The 2017 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers are now on Race Day 7 in Bermuda. Elimination of qualifying teams begins.

Fri., May 26 – the start of the LVACQ  was delayed due to fierce winds.

Sat., May 27 – The winds were cooperating and this is how Race Day 1 started out – each team just waiting for the other to make a mistake. The day was full of surprises and collisions.

  1. Off to a good start in Race 1 USA wins over France by 2 min 11 sec. To be expected with France being a newer team and much the underdog with no wins in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, advancing to the Qualifiers with 0 points.
  2. Next race Sweden wins over Japan with an exciting race. SoftBank was in the lead