America's Cup World Series: Sir Ben Ainslie's team increases lead

Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing team
Points count towards the 2017 America's Cup Challenger Series, the winner of which will take on Oracle in the 2017 America's Cup

Sir Ben Ainslie's bid to win Britain's first America's Cup in 165 years continued strongly in France as his team increased their World Series lead.

Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing finished second behind Swedish team Artemis Racing in Toulon on Sunday but still top the leaderboard ahead of Oracle Team USA - with one leg to go in Japan.

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Ainslee's team have 437 points and defending champions Oracle have 423.

The final leg is on 19-20 November.

Fukuoka, Japan, will host the eighth stage of a lengthy qualification process that will count towards the 2017 America's Cup Challenger Series, the winner of which will take on Oracle in the 2017 America's Cup in Bermuda.

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