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Lionheart Takes J Class Pole In America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta

16th June 2017
Lionheart’s consistent sailing in the three-day regatta paid off Lionheart’s consistent sailing in the three-day regatta paid off Photo: America’s Cup/YouTube

#AmericasCup - Lionheart sailed to the top place in the J Class in yesterday’s final round of the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta in Bermuda.

The team behind the Dutch yacht – which features Volvo Ocean Race veteran Bouwe Bekking as its longtime tactician – saw their consistent performance over the three days put them in good stead.

They will look to redouble their efforts next week to take home a specially commissioned relief map of Bermuda handcrafted by Latitude Kinsale, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.

Update 20/6: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that the J Class Prize was being contested in the Superyacht Regatta; instead, the J Class have their own regatta which began on Monday 19 June.

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