The best photos from the 35th America’s Cup

Land Rover BAR assesses the damage

Race day one saw Sir Ben Ainslie’s bid to become the first Briton to lift the America’s Cup get off to an inauspicious start. A heavy collision between the Land Rover BAR raceboat and SoftBank Team Japan left a large hole in the British team’s hull. Overnight repairs meant that Ainslie’s team were back on the water for day two, but their form was mixed ever since and they were eventually eliminated on June 8 during the playoff semi-finals.

Photo: Harry KH

Superyachts get close to the action

A whole fleet of superyachts flocked to Bermuda ahead of the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta and as this aerial shot shows, the Bermudan authorities have allowed several notable yachts to moor just off the race course, after all there is nothing quite like watching the sailing action from the raised vantage point and supreme comfort of a luxury yacht.

Photo: Ricardo Pinto / ACEA

Pedal power pays dividends

The America's Cup is at the cutting edge of sailing technology and Emirates Team New Zealand created a decisive advantage by switching the grinders for cyclists. Since winning the Auld Mug, the Kiwi team has redefined the framework of the America's Cup by introducing a foiling monohull design that is due to race in Auckland 2021.

Photo: Ricardo Pinto / ACEA

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