“The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Gothenburg is an opportunity for the teams to put more points on the board that will count towards the penultimate racing in Bermuda in 2017,” said Russell Coutts, the CEO of the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA).
“In the first event last month in Portsmouth, Ben Ainslie was clearly better than the rest and deserved to win. Peter Burling was also very impressive in his first start for Emirates Team New Zealand,” continued Coutts. “However, I’m sure the others will be looking to improve, none more so than Artemis which has a boat stacked with Olympic champions. They definitely have the talent and they will certainly want to put on a better performance in front of their home crowd in Gothenburg.”
The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series leaderboard is as follows:
Land Rover BAR - 19 points
Emirates Team New Zealand - 18
Oracle Team USA – 16
Groupama Team France – 13
Softbank Team Japan – 13
Artemis Racing – 11
Highlights from the Louis Vuitton Americas Cup World Series Portsmouth can be seen here.