>> Skipping across the sea as Oracle Team USA faces off with the world's best sailors in the build up to next year's America's Cup. Reuters Alex Smith among the action in Portsmouth in the UK.>> Behind me is where it all began, it's the Solent. It's where the America's Cup first took place in 1851.
This weekend is where six boats will be racing for the latest in the America's Cup world series.>> The showdown is the seventh stage of the series, as teams spar for points advantage ahead of the official race in Bermuda next year. America is defending the trophy after winning in 2013 beating New Zealand in a dramatic comeback.
Emirates Team New Zealand are again leading in the overall standings but here, Britain's the home favorite, led by former Olympian Ben Ainslie. The state of the art catamarans will compete in six races over the weekend, with this round's winner to be named Sunday.