America's Cup: Ten days to go until start of World Series, Plymouth

Exterior of the Team China ACWS tent

With just over a week to go until the first day of racing in Plymouth round of the America's Cup World Series, preparations are proceeding at pace.

Several teams are expected to take their first sail on Thursday 1 September, as they practice ahead of the first day of racing on September 10.

China Team is all ready to go in Plymouth, claiming to be the first team to be completely set up, tent up. The tents consist of two rows of containers forming the sides with a canopy roof in between, creating a sealed space.

Interior of the Team China ACWS tent

As yet a replacement skipper has not been named for Mitch Booth (AUS) who helmed in the first round in Cascais, Portugal, and then left the team in unexplained circumstances soon afterward.

Booth was today named as one of the commentary team for the Plymouth round of the America' Cup World Series.

The America's Cup World Series gets underway on 10th September and concludes on 18th September. It will follow a similar format to the first series in Portugal with fleet racing, a speed trial, match racing and a final fleet race.

Plymouth, venue for the second round of the America's Cup World Series, the teams are based in the Brittany ferry terminal at the top of the shot.