35th America's Cup

HMS warrior was displayed in all its glory during the 35th America’s Cup event which happened just offshore from Portsmouth’s shoreline. Sir Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR crew put in a fine performance – especially during the Saturday when weather God’s smiled, the sun shone and visitors from far and wide made the trek to Southsea seafront.

With pictures beamed around the globe high performance sailing boats blasting past iconic Portsmouth land marks made for stunning visuals and our iconic battleship stood grand and proud – a testament to boat building and manufacturing from both past and present.

Lisa Webb sent us the accompanying stunning shot – complete with GB flag adorning Land Rover BAR’s main sail and HMS Warrior providing the perfect backdrop to this iconic high performance sail boat race.

Post event much merriment was had in the America’s Cup enclosure with bands, entertainment and food and drink outlets keeping the crowds occupied between races. Action was broadcast across two huge screens so all could keep up with on water action. As a showcase for the city it doesn’t come any better than this!