ACWS in Newport: Race Day 1

Perfect conditions and close racing made the first day of racing at the AC World Series in Newport a spectacle.

Oracle Team USA
Jimmy Spithill, Oracle Team USA skipper, celebrated his birthday on June 28 and reveled in a victory in the first fleet race of the event. Spithill and Coutts also advanced through to the match racing semifinals, to be held on June 29.2012 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget
Team Korea
Team Korea chases Oracle Team USA Spithill in the match racing quarterfinals.2012 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget
Fort Adams
Fans lined the shores of Fort Adams to watch the spectacle on Narragansett Bay.2012 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget
Oracle Team USA Coutts
Oracle Team USA Coutts defeated Luna Rossa Swordfish in the match racing quaterfinals.2012 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget
The huge spectator fleet on Narragansett Bay included past Cup 12-Meters.2012 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget
Luna Rossa
After light air in the morning, a seabreeze got the AC45s cooking for the match racing quaterfinals.2012 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget
Luna Rossa Swordfish
Luna Rossa Swordfish reaches off.2012 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget
Oracle Team USA
28/06/2012, Newport (USA,RI), 34th America's Cup, America's Cup World Series Newport 2012, Racing Day 12012 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget
28/06/2012, Newport (USA,RI), 34th America's Cup, America's Cup World Series Newport 2012, Racing Day 12012 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget
Emirates Team NZ
Emirates Team NZ took a sixth place in the fleet race before a capsize shattered the rest of their day.2012 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget
Emirates Team NZ
28/06/2012, Newport (USA,RI), 34th America's Cup, America's Cup World Series Newport 2012, Racing Day 12012 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget