Land Rover BAR won the overall Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series title to put them in a commanding position going into the America’s Cup Final in Bermuda.

Land Rover BAR will enter the America’s Cup Qualifiers, two points clear, giving them an early advantage for the first set of round-robin races starting on 26 May.

Ben Ainslie, Team Principal and Skipper said: "It is amazing for the team because our core goal was to win the overall series. To achieve that and come out on top in the final event to get four regatta wins in the overall series, that is a huge achievement from a completely new team.

“Two and a half years ago we had absolutely nothing, so what we have achieved in building the team, the infrastructure, and this performance in the World Series is something we should all be incredibly proud of - but at the same time it’s just one step in our journey to the America’s Cup. Our objective was to get the two bonus points and we’ve got that, and now the focus is clearly on the race boat and the performance next summer in Bermuda.

“I am absolutely delighted by how things have gone, but at the same time I know our team and how focused they are on the America’s Cup. We will be straight into training in Bermuda and getting best."

The 35th Louis Vuitton America’s Cup, hosted in Bermuda, starts on Friday 26 May and continues until the final starting on Saturday 17 June.