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Ainslie leads British crew to America’s Cup World Series win

February 28, 2016

MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Former Olympic star Ben Ainslie of Britain led his Land Rover BAR team to victory in the America’s Cup World Series on Sunday.

Ainslie beat his former skipper, Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA, by two points, with the winning margin secured on a late charge in the final race.

Ainslie’s crew finished second, fourth and third in Sunday’s races. It had two firsts and a third on Saturday.

Team New Zealand, Oracle and Groupama Team France each claimed a win on Sunday.

Emirates Team New Zealand finished third to retain its place atop the overall Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series leaderboard, although Oracle closed the gap to just six points.

Ainslie sailed with Oracle during the 2013 America’s Cup, when the American-based team rallied to beat Emirates Team New Zealand.

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