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America's Cup: 2017 host Bermuda stages World Series event

By Matias Grez

Updated 1314 GMT (2114 HKT) June 10, 2016
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CNN's MainSail show visited Bermuda in October 2015 for the island's first staging of an America's Cup World Series event. © ACEA 2015 / Photo Ricardo Pin
Six teams -- Emirates Team New Zealand, ORACLE TEAM USA, Land Rover BAR, Artemis Racing, SoftBank Team Japan and Groupama Team France -- took part in the warmup for the main event in Bermuda in 2017. © ACEA 2015 / Photo Ricardo Pin
Artemis Racing and Land Rover BAR vie for first place. Artemis' weekend victory was made all the more incredible after recovering from a collision with an umpire boat at the start of Race 2. © ACEA 2015 / Photo Ricardo Pin
The head-on crash would have been in excess of 25 knots (28 mph). "At that point we couldn't go anywhere," Artemis Racing skipper Nathan Outteridge told the America's Cup website. "He went straight between our bows but thankfully nobody was hurt. There was a serious amount of damage to our boat though." www.sandervanderborch.com / Artemis Racing
The "Super Sunday" proved to be even more crucial, with extra points on offer due to racing on day one having to be canceled early because of a lack of wind. © ACEA 2015 / Photo Ricardo Pin
Artemis arrived in fifth place out of the six teams but came out on top after an excellent weekend of racing. "This event meant a lot to us. We've always known we had the potential, but we've been tripped up by mistakes," Outteridge said. © ACEA 2015 / Photo Ricardo Pin
The Swedish team celebrated its overall victory in Bermuda, finishing two points ahead of nearest rival Emirates Team New Zealand. © ACEA 2015 / Photo Ricardo Pin
Despite finishing fourth in round three, a second-place finish in round one and victory in round two was enough for Artemis to secure the weekend win. americascup.com
Internationally-renowned reggae fusion artist Shaggy performed at the America's Cup Jam, a concert held to celebrate the event. © ACEA 2015 / Photo Ricardo Pin
He was joined by fellow artist Maxi Priest, as well as soca band Spice and Company, and local acoustic reggae band The Kings. © ACEA 2015 / Photo Ricardo Pin
The crowd was treated to some impressive airborne acrobatics during the Dock Out Show before racing commenced on Day 2. © ACEA 2015 / Photo Ricardo Pin