America’s Cup World Sailing Series (Just Finished in Portsmouth)

The build up to America’s Cup in 2017 continues. Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series – that’s the official name – just finished 4 days of racing in Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

I usually only post video that is in the form of highlights, with a musical score, because most of you don’t care about sailing. But this video shows some of the great moments (including a near miss between 2 of the boats), great views of the way the hydrofoils fly, and a little of what the crews go through.

The main event (or events) are in 2017. The Louis Vuitton Challenge Cup – a regatta to select the challenger – and The America’s Cup match race between the Challenger and the Defending Champions – Oracle Team USA, which for reasons that escape me have decided to use Bermuda to host the races.

If you’re just interested in some cool video, this one from last year’s practice day in Gothenburg, Sweden is pretty good.

Next stop: Toulon, France in September, followed by Fukuoka, Japan in November.