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Bernie Wilson: Brits, Kiwis advance to next round in America's Cup prelims

QUOTE-UNQUOTE: Emirates Team New Zealand, determined to atone for its soul-crushing loss in the 2013 America's Cup, took a big step forward Thursday when it clinched a spot in the challenger semifinals on Bermuda's Great Sound.Sir Ben Ainslie of Britain also earned a spot in the next round, but only after a humbling moment in which technology failed one of the world's best sailors. –The AP's esteemed Bernie Wilson writing after today's AC35 racing in BDA. Full story via the PNW's News Tribune here.

After today's racing in Bermuda, Sir Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR (GBR) has qualified for the next stage of the challenger selection series, the Challenger Playoffs, along with Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL). Photo: ACEA.