sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : America's Cup World Series, Naples - Team BAR tops the leaderboard
America's Cup World Series, Naples - Team BAR tops the leaderboard


'America’s Cup World Series Naples 2013 - Race Day One, Luna Rossa and Team BAR'    ACEA / Gilles Martin-Raget ©    Click Here to view large photo

The first day of competition at the America’s Cup World Series in Naples turned out to be a good start for the J.P.Morgan BAR team. They won their quarterfinal match race against Energy Team, followed by a third and a first in the first two fleet races of the Series. Their consistent form has put the team on top of the leaderboard.

The breeze arrived in time for racing in the Gulf of Naples, but conditions proved tricky and inconsistent, small mistakes were punished on the race-course. No teams seemed to survive unscathed including J.P.Morgan BAR who struggled at the start of their match race against the French Energy Team.

America’s Cup World Series Naples 2013 - Race Day One -  ACEA - Gilles Martin-Raget ©   Click Here to view large photo

'The wind was changing all through the start of the match race it made it very, very difficult, and we just got it completely wrong. Yann Guichard and the Energy Team did really well especially in those kind of conditions when the wind is changing around so much, but the race was never really over, we got once chance to make a break and we took it, luckily it went our way so we were a little bit fortunate with that one,' explained skipper Ben Ainslie.

However the team sailed consistently in the day’s two opening races, to sit on top of the leaderboard after day one. 'It was a good day for us in difficult conditions, we rode our luck a little bit at times certainly in the match race. The boys did a great job of staying calm and dealt with the conditions really well picking our way through on the shifts where we needed to. We won the match race and had a first and a third in the two fleet races so we’re happy for the first day, but there is a long way to go and we need to keep working on our performance for the next few days.' added Ainslie

America’s Cup World Series Naples/ ACWS Naples. Italy. Christopher Prentice CMG British Ambassador to Italy with Ben Ainslie skipper of the J.P.Morgan BAR AC45 and his crew -  http://bar.americascup.com/!©_Lloyd_Images-J.P.Morgan_BAR   Click Here to view large photo

Supporting the team today was a special visitor; the British Ambassador to Italy Christopher Prentice CMG joined the team for their first day of racing in Naples and stepped onboard as a guest racer during the first fleet race of the day.

'The wind was fickle today, I loved being here in Naples I had a great experience sailing with the J.P.Morgan BAR team. These boats are amazing to watch and even more so to sail on, I was very excited to race with the team onboard and it is great that they are leading after day one.'

Racing for J.P.Morgan BAR starts at 1450 with the first fleet race tomorrow.



To read Ben Ainslie’s daily blog, click here

Day 1 Naples – Overall standings after two fleet races

1 J.P. Morgan BAR – 21 Pts
2 Emirates Team NZ – 20 Pts
3 Luna Rossa Piranha – 18pts
4 Oracle Team USA Slingsby – 16pts
5 Energy Team – 14 Pts
6 Luna Rossa Swordfish – 14 Pts
7 Artemis White – 11pts
8 China Team – 7pts
9 HS Racing – 7


by Lucy Harwood – Ben Ainslie Racing

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=108568

10:06 PM Thu 18 Apr 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

19 Apr 2013  America's Cup WS: Images from Naples - around they go!
19 Apr 2013  AC World Series, Naples - Split results for Oracle Team USA on day 1
19 Apr 2013  America's Cup World Series, Naples - Great start for Artemis Racing
19 Apr 2013  America's Cup World Series - Team BAR claims early lead in Naples
19 Apr 2013  America's Cup World Series Naples - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi
19 Apr 2013  AC World Series, Naples – Energy Team on the podium and cheerful
18 Apr 2013  Watch America’s Cup World Series Naples Day 1 LIVE NOW!
18 Apr 2013  America's Cup WS: Coming at ya! Images from inside the Mark at Naples
18 Apr 2013  America's Cup WS: Images from Naples, Practice Day 2
18 Apr 2013  AC World Series - Training day images by Carlo Borlenghi
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



















































America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,
















New Classification Code for consultation released by the IPC
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet heads for London
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi and Team Alvimedi head for England
Rio 2016 in the sights of ISAF Youth Worlds 420 sailors
Exciting new International Audi Melges 20 Ranking System now in play
FISU World University Match Racing Championships - GBR women win gold
2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day 2
Volvo Ocean Race teams Abu Dhabi and Alvimedica leave Newport, RI
Half Ton Classics Cup - Champagne conditions on Day 2 + Video
ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Snipes join the action
Volvo Cork Week - Three bullets for ballistic catapult
Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings
Formula 16 World Championship - Aussies claim title in Newport
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - The journey beckons
Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome
ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon
Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results
NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display   
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet   
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri   
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities   
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall   
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends   
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran   
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner   
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature   
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm   
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos   
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results   
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1   
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams   
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT