Published January 30, 2017
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) Land Rover BAR won the America's Cup World Series title with a third-place finish in Sunday's final race at the Fukuoka regatta
After Artemis Racing of Sweden won the first two races in Fukuoka, Land Rover BAR needed to finish ahead of the Swedes in the last race of the day to clinch the title. Land Rover was third in the final race, while Artemis was fourth.
Skipper Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR team finished the series with 512 points, 19 ahead of Oracle Team USA, the two-time defending America's Cup champion, in second place.
Emirates Team New Zealand, the hard-luck loser to Oracle in the 2013 America's Cup, finished third overall with 493 points.
Artemis Racing was fourth and SoftBank Team Japan was fifth.
Land Rover BAR earned two bonus points to carry into the qualifiers in June, while Oracle Team USA earned one bonus point.