America’s Cup: Land Rover BAR aim to make up for lost time in Bermuda

The Land Rover BAR team skippered by Sir Ben Ainslie in Portsmouth in July
The Land Rover BAR team skippered by Sir Ben Ainslie in Portsmouth in July
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Giles Scott expressed his disappointment at losing the first day of America’s Cup World Series action in Bermuda.

The Land Rover BAR tactician is determined to make up for lost time on day two, though.

Race officials were unable to start the third and final event of the 2015 series when the wind failed to show up.

Despite being disappointed and frustrated, the sailors are looking forward to a huge day of action today, when the schedule will be adjusted to run three races.

Fortunately, the meteorologists are promising much better conditions on Super Sunday.

And with the racing counting for double points, there will be everything to play for as the 2015 World Series concludes.

Land Rover BAR are in second spot in the overall standing – seven points adrift of Emirates Team New Zealand and desperate to close the gap.

Scott: ‘It was disappointing, there’s no way to dodge that fact.

‘We wanted to race, the crowds wanted to see us race but the weather just didn’t cooperate.

‘The best thing we can say about is they will change the schedule and we will now have the chance to do three races, rather than two today.

‘That’s good news, the forecast looks good and it’s still all on.’

Land Rover BAR, who are based in Portsmouth, got off to a flying start by winning the curtain-raising regatta in Southsea in July.

Their form stuttered somewhat in Gothenburg last time out but now they are determined to get back on track.

Land Rover BAR wing trimmer, Paul Campbell-James added: ‘It makes Super Sunday all the more important, now there are three double points races and only seven points between the top three teams.

‘So it will be the single most important day of racing in the whole season so far.

‘There’s a great forecast, the team feels good and we’re excited for it.’

Racing is scheduled to start at 6.10pm BST.

Live coverage starts on BT Sport 1 from 5.30pm BST.