The second and final day of racing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Gothenburg produced some of the toughest conditions in the series so far, with a light and shifty wind. There was concern that there wouldn’t be enough breeze, but two races were completed and Land Rover BAR worked hard to come back from a couple of difficult starts. The team recovered to third in Race 3, but had to settle for a frustrating fifth in Race 4.
The results placed them third overall at Gothenburg, just behind Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA, and second overall in the series (behind Emirates Team New Zealand). It’s all to play for going into the final event of the year in Bermuda, October 16-18th.
Skipper and Team Principal Ben Ainslie: “When we were at the back of the fleet the guys really dug deep. I was pleased with how we kept pushing hard, trying to get every place back. We were very close to getting Oracle Team USA right at the finish, which would have got us second place overall in Gothenburg. And although we weren’t at the right end of the fleet today, overall we are on the podium and I was pleased with how the team dealt with the difficult conditions and we will move forwards from here.”