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GUNWHARF Quays welcomed a record number of visitors during the America’s Cup.

Colin Wilding, general manager at Gunwharf Quays, said bars and restaurants were ‘extremely busy’ as tens of thousands of spectators came to enjoy racing in the Solent.

Mr Wilding said: ‘We welcomed a record number of visitors this weekend, with the America’s Cup World Series helping to showcase Portsmouth to a global audience.

‘Guests at Gunwharf Quays enjoyed watching the action on big screens situated in the centre, whilst making the most of the sunshine and shopping, eating and relaxing in our wonderful waterfront location.

‘In addition to extended opening hours and the unique Land Rover Experience, with the main event finishing at 6pm this year, our 30 bars and restaurants were extremely busy with spectators enjoying al-fresco dining on the waterfront.’