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Ken Read's top 5 moments from the Louis Vuitton ACWS

Ken Read's top 5 moments from the Louis Vuitton ACWS

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The first America's Cup World Series had great spectator turnout

I had a beer by myself right by the new Land Rover BAR base and just soaked in all the ambiance and the enthusiasm. It was just after the races on Saturday so there were obviously a million BAR fans floating around after a picture perfect day. The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth seemed like a real spectator sport; I don’t mean that in a derogatory way - but it was like people coming out for a football game, which is not easy to do at a sailing event. Portsmouth is a great place for this; they put on a great show and turned out a huge amount of people, not just sailors but sports enthusiasts, too, which is some achievement. I enjoyed sitting on my own, when I got to appreciate the whole thing and take in what was going on around me.

Credit: ACEA/ Gilles Martin-Raget

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