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America's Cup World Series

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Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth brings the best sailors in the world to Portsmouth and theycompete in the  Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth event.

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is the equivalent F1 on water, with 45 foot catamarans flying (known as foiling) above the water up to 50 mph racing against one and other.

The America’s Cup World Series is a succession 5 qualifying events held across the globe, with all the teams aiming to get to the final in Bermuda for 35th America’s Cup in 2017. 

Britain’s four time Olympic gold medallist sailor Sir Ben Ainslie will be looking to lead his team Land Rover BAR to victory again in Portsmouth after his team won in 2015.

Read our beginners guide to the America’s Cup World Series (PDF)

The Portsmouth event has attracted over 240,000 people across the weekends. Spectators were able to watch the racing in three areas; free to view ticketless area on Southsea Common, however the best places to watch the action will be in the Race Village or on the water.

Check back soon to find out when the next America's Cup event will be taking place. 

Portsmouth is an excellent short break destination, being only just only 1.5 hours train ride from London.  Feeling inspired to get on the water? Find out more about sailing and watersports in Hampshire on the outdoor activities section of our website. From sailing along the River Hamble to windsurfing along Hayling Island, there’s plenty to inspire you this summer.

Or enjoy a range of top class attractions such as the Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Gunwharf Quays. The city is also closely located to Southampton and Chichester. More information can be found on our things to do page. There are plenty of accommodation options available for people visiting Portsmouth.