A round up of the best pictures from the first week of racing action in Bermuda, as six teams battle it out for the 35th America’s Cup
From disappointment for Sir Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR on the opening day to celebrity fans and a bird’s eye view of the action, view the latest pictures from the America’s Cup in Bermuda.
23/05/17: Replica of the ‘Chet Boat’ takes centre stage at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
A garden, which features a replica of a 900-year-old oak boat discovered on the Norfolk Broads, has taken gold in the Artisan Garden competition at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Designed by the 2016 winner of Best Fresh Garden, Gary Breeze, the garden is called The IBTC (International Boatbuilding Training College) Lowestoft: Broadland Boatbuilder’s Garden
Credit: IBTC Lowestoft
18/05/17: Victory for Phil Sharp and Imerys
philsharpracing: A huge thanks to #Imerys & all our Partners for incredible support leading us to victory in Normandy Channel Race 🍾🍾 The #Cup is now ours!!! 🏆🏆 _________________________
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Credit: Phil Sharp Racing/Instagram
12/05/17: America’s Cup boats
The 35th America’s Cup will be raced in 15 meter (approximately 50 foot) foiling, wing sailed catamarans called the America’s Cup Class. These are arguably the most high-performance sailing boats in the world, traveling at 3x the wind speed and literally flying above the water. It took the huge teams of the world’s best and brightest boat designers, engineers and builders tens of thousands of hours to design and build these racing machines
Credit: America's Cup
05/05/17: Video: Norwegian billionaire orders REV – a new hi-tech ship set to be one of the largest in the world
Norwegian industrialist Kjell Inge Røkke will use the Research Expedition Vessel (REV) for private trips as well as allowing it to be used by scientists and environmentalists to study the ocean