AC World Series, Venice, Part II

Photos from the final two days of the America's Cup World Series stop in Venice, Italy, by Steven Tsuchiya.

June 1, 2012
During the races, spectators on land often got a closer view of the AC45s than many photo-journalists on the water.
Very light wind during the final race day created traffic jams and collisions around the marks.
The bridge over the Rio dell’ Arsenale. Note the floating bleachers, provided by the city of Venice, in the background.
America’s Cup Gala at the Arsenale on May 19 featured an extraordinary dinner by chef Tino Vettorello.
Venice Mayor Giorgio Orsoni is the proud host of the Venice stop of the Series. America’s Cup Gala.
On the final day of racing, rain was an unwanted guest. (Something familiar to those who attended the Naples and San Diego stops of the Series.)
Sweden’s Artemis Racing wins the match racing honors.
Jimmy Spithill ambushes Terry Hutchinson.
France’s Energy Team wins the fleet racing championship. L to R: Christophe André (FRA), bowman; Devan Le Bihan (FRA), trimmer; Loick Peyron (FRA) skipper; and Arnaud Jarlegan, (FRA) trimmer.
Jimmy Spithill strafes a jubilant Energy Team.

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