©ACEA 2015/Photo Giles Martin Raget

At the start of the Louis Vuitton World Series  races in Portsmouth, UK ©ACEA 2015/Photo Giles Martin Raget

An exuberant British team takes the lead with 19 points day one. Landover BAR wins the first race and Emirates Team New Zealand wins the second race in the 35th America’s Cup Louis Vuitton World Series regatta in Portsmouth, GBR. Kiwis are in second place with 18 points and Oracle Team USA in 3rd with 15 points.

We were spoiled by the superb television coverage of the 34th America’s Cup match held on San Francisco Bay in 2013. Since the AC Louis Vuitton World Series races are being held in other parts of the world, we cannot easily find live viewing due to broadcasting exclusive rights. Highlights of the event in Portsmouth should be reported on NBC Sports Network in the US. Then there’s always Pay Per View! If you purchase the AC+ app from the America’s Cup website, you can watch the races live on your computer, tablet or phone.

Here’s a glimpse of the end of race 1 on July 25.


Scoring for the World Series races:

Day 1 Standard Points

PLACE                       1          2          3          4          5          6

POINTS                   10          9          8          7          6          5


1 Landrover BAR GBR

2 Oracle Team USA

3 Emirates Team NZ

4 SoftBankTeam JPN

5 Artemis Racing (SUI)

6 Groupama Team FR


1 EmiratesTeamNZ

2 LandRover BAR GBR

3 Groupama Team FR

4 Oracle Team USA

5 SoftBank Team JPN

6 Artemis Racing (SUI)

 View the overall results.

Day 2 Double Points

PLACE                       1          2          3          4          5          6

POINTS                     20       18       16        14        12        10

Unfortunately racing was canceled for Sun. July 26 due to unsafe conditions.

Collage of photos leading up to Sat.’s race