Rain soaked fans watch the six competing AC45 foiling catamarans during practice racing at the America's Cup World Series on the Solent near Portsmouth. The event runs until Sunday.
The America's Cup is the world's oldest sporting trophy has not been contested in British waters since 1851.
Sir Ben Ainslie's team, Land Rover BAR hope to wrestle it back from the current holders Oracle Team USA.
Picture date: Friday July 24, 2015.
Photograph by Christopher Ison ©