Photographer: Clive Mason/Getty Images
Photographer: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Thrills, Spills, and Royals: All the Action From the America’s Cup in Bermuda

After losing handily to Oracle Team USA at the last America’s Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand came back to triumph this year—pulling off a 7-1 victory over Oracle that was sealed by an easy win on June 26. The final race capped off an exciting series of regattas of all kinds in the sunny waters off of Bermuda.
Floating on Air
Floating on Air

The Land Rover BAR catamaran, skippered by Ben Ainslie, rises out of the water on its foils during a race on Bermuda's Great Sound, on June 3, 2017. 

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High-Tech Teamwork
High-Tech Teamwork

Land Rover BAR tactician Giles Scott competes during the first day of races in the 35th America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Semi-Finals. Light winds postponed the day's scheduled start.

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Ready for Action
Ready for Action

The Land Rover BAR team stands onstage during the dock-out show on June 4, 2017, during the 35th America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Semi-finals.

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Steeling for a Challenge
Steeling for a Challenge

Artemis Racing team principal Iain Percy looks out from the stage with his team at the dock-out show prior to the first day of races in the 35th America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Semi-Finals. 

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Old School
Old School

A spinnaker pulls a boat during the J Class Regatta on June 19, 2017.

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The J Class Yachts
The J Class Yachts

Ten massive, wooden, monohull J Class yachts were built to compete in the 1930s, and three of the originals still exist today. A small number of close replicas have been built, and seven of the large ships competed in this race. A delicate handicapping system lets decades-old ships compete with newer ones on an equalized basis.

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The Youth Cup
The Youth Cup

A race start during the second day of the Red Bull Youth America's Cup Finals on June 21, 2017 in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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So Close
So Close

The NZL Sailing Team of New Zealand reacts after coming in second during the Red Bull Youth America's Cup Finals. Twelve teams of sailors aged 18 to 24 competed, with the winner Great Britain’s Land Rover BAR Academy.

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Just Before the Start
Just Before the Start

Emirates Team New Zealand, helmed by Peter Burling, and Oracle Team USA, skippered by Jimmy Spithill, jockey for position before the start of race five on the third day of the America's Cup Match Presented by Louis Vuitton.

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A Royal Viewing
A Royal Viewing

The U.K.'s Princess Anne (center) and her husband Timothy Laurence (behind, right) were among the celebrity guests during this year's America's Cup in Bermuda. 

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Team USA
Team USA

Oracle Team USA, skippered by Jimmy Spithill, keeps close to Emirates Team New Zealand on day four. 

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Family and Friends
Family and Friends

Family members of sailor Blair Tuke gather to cheer on Emirates Team New Zealand at the team's base before day three of the 35th America's Cup.

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A Quiet Moment
A Quiet Moment

Emirates Team New Zealand challenged Oracle Team USA during races seven and eight of the series. 

Photographer: Richard Hodder/ Emirates Team New Zealand

Winning Fans
Winning Fans

New Zealanders celebrate as they watch their squad win the Americas Cup over Oracle Team USA on June 27, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.

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The Final Triumph
The Final Triumph

Peter Burling (left) and Glenn Ashby of Emirates Team New Zealand lift the trophy after winning race nine against Oracle Team USA to win the America's Cup.

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