|35th America’s Cup in Bermuda|
|Play-offs:4-8 June & 10-12 JuneAmerica’s Cup:17-18 & 24-27 June|
|Race coverage:Watch highlights on BBC Two, Red Button, Connected TVs, online and BBC Sport app from 11 June.|
Sir Ben Ainslie’s Great Britain were eliminated from the America’s Cup as New Zealand secured a 5-2 win in the first-to-five semi-final.
Leading 3-1 overnight, New Zealand won the first of Thursday’s three scheduled races to leave them on the brink.
Britain delivered under intense pressure in the next race before New Zealand sealed a play-off final spot.
It was a victory to savour for New Zealand after their catamaran capsized during racing in high winds on Tuesday.
“I was really proud of the way the team sailed today,” said Ainslie afterwards. “We will be back next time and we will be stronger.”
After Wednesday’s races were postponed because of high winds, New Zealand made a strong comeback to go 4-1 up on Thursday.
Great Britain had a 26-second lead at the first mark before their opponents came back to secure a 31-second victory.
Britain managed to hang on with a near-perfect win in the next race after getting off to a strong start and, this time, maintain their lead and match their opponents for speed.
More to follow.