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America's Cup WS: Ben Ainslie Racing takes early lead in Fleet Racing

'America’s Cup World Series San Francisco 2012 october - Race Day 2'    Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©    Click Here to view large photo

England’s Ben Ainslie arrived at the first America’s Cup World Series San Francisco in August fresh from winning his fifth Olympic medal. With scant time to prepare for some of the most competitive sailing in the world, he struggled to learn a new boat and new fleet.

Now, with a month of preparation under his belt, Ainslie has streaked to the early lead in the fleet racing championship of the second AC World Series San Francisco.

America’s Cup World Series San Francisco 2012 october - Race Day 2 -  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©   Click Here to view large photo
Sailing in 15-knot winds late this afternoon, Ainslie’s J.P. Morgan BAR crew won the first race by 17 seconds and followed it up with a third in the second race to lead the series with the high score of 21 points.

Five points behind in a three-way tie for second is Oracle Team USA (Jimmy Spithill), winner of the second race, Artemis Racing – Red (Nathan Outteridge), which scored a pair of fourths, and Oracle Team USA (Russell Coutts), which scored a 3-5.

'We had a nice start and a good first race with Nathan and Team New Zealand. We hung on and are delighted to get our first win in this series,' said Ainslie, who won his fourth Gold medal at the Olympics. 'It comes down to practice and time in the boat, just like anything else. If you don’t train and put the effort in you’re not going to get the results.'

Spithill, who won the August AC World Series San Francisco, was disappointed with the first race, an eighth place. He noted a bad start and a few mistakes around the racecourse, but rebounded in the second race to win going away by 37 seconds.

'It was good to get that one under our belt. The boys were fired up after the first race and they ground us up into a sizable lead,' said Spithill. 'Any team here can win. The boats are the same and it comes down to the team that sails well. Ben did a fantastic job and deserves to be leading. He sailed very well.'

America’s Cup World Series San Francisco 2012 october - Race Day 2 -  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©   Click Here to view large photo
Outteridge, sailing his first fleet races with Artemis Racing, showed the steady hand he’s shown in the past by scoring a pair of fourths.

'We had two really good starts,' said Outteridge. 'We focused hard on getting the good starts and it worked well for us. We need to work on the other little pieces of the race to stay ahead, but if we can sail every day like today, we’ll be alright.'

The fleet races were held later in the afternoon after the first two quarterfinal races in the match racing championship. Artemis Racing – White (Terry Hutchinson) defeated young upstart Team Korea (Peter Burling) while Emirates Team New Zealand (Dean Barker) beat Energy Team (Loïck Peyron).

The two remaining quarterfinal matches are scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, with Artemis Racing – Red taking on Oracle Team USA (Russell Coutts) at 4:05 pm PDT and J. P. Morgan BAR meeting Oracle Team USA (Jimmy Spithill) at 4:22 pm PDT.

America’s Cup World Series San Francisco 2012 october - Race Day 2 -  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©   Click Here to view large photo
After that, fleet races three and four are scheduled, beginning at 4:50 pm PDT.

AC World Series San Francisco Fleet Racing Championship (After 2 of 7 races)
1. J.P. Morgan BAR (Ben Ainslie) 1-3 – 21 points
2. Oracle Team USA (Jimmy Spithill) 8-1 – 16
2. Artemis Racing – Red (Nathan Outteridge) 4-4 – 16
2. Oracle Team USA (Russell Coutts) 3-5 – 16
5. Emirates Team New Zealand (Dean Barker) 2-8 – 14
6. Artemis Racing – White (Terry Hutchinson) 10-2 – 12
7. Energy Team (Loick Peyron) 6-7 – 11
8. Team Korea (Peter Burling) 5-9 – 10
9. Luna Rossa Piranha (Chris Draper) 9-6 – 9
10. China Team (Phil Robertson) 7-10 – 7
11. Luna Rossa Swordfish (Iker Martinez) 11-11 – 2

America’s Cup World Series San Francisco 2012 october - Race Day 2 -  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©   Click Here to view large photo

America’s Cup World Series San Francisco 2012 october - Race Day 2 -  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©   Click Here to view large photo


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