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America s Cup World Series: Ben Ainslie leads UK team to victory


Britain s Land Rover Bar aggregation claimed achievement in the seventh date of the America s Cup World Alternation Sunday off the bank of Portsmouth, England.Led by four-time Olympic gold badge winner, Ben Ainslie, and watched by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the UK aggregation captivated on for a additional abode accomplishment in the final chase of the day to allowance the alternation win. Reiging America s Cup champion, Oracle Aggregation USA, had pushed the home favorites all the way accepting won Sunday s additional chase to accumulation on the pressure.But Land Rover Bar s all-embracing win ensures they move to the top of the alternation leaderboard. The accomplished aftermost chase was absolutely tense, Ainslie said in comments agitated by the AFP account agency. Oracle were aggravating to get us bottomward the agile so the guys did a acceptable job arresting that and sailed absolutely well. We afraid in there and were captivated to get the additional place. It was absolutely affecting because you don t generally get the adventitious to chase in advanced of a big army at home and to get the win meant a lot to us. Oracle Aggregation USA skipper Jimmy Spithill said he did aggregate accessible to stop Ainslie and his crew. We did aggregate we could after risking throwing the advance away, said Spithill. Downwind there wasn t abundant we could do but upwind we were smashing beeline assimilate the advanced of him and slowing him up and aggravating to get addition aggregation up. But the third or fourth placed boats weren t abutting abundant to put abundant burden on. Ainslie, is acquisitive to advance a British aggregation to a aboriginal America s Cup win in the event s 165 years. The World Alternation antagonism is actuality captivated over the advance of 2015 and 2016 afore the 35th copy of the America s at Great Hamilton, Bermuda, abutting year.