Dennis Conner's syndicate Stars and Stripes finished 9 seconds ahead of France's Le Defi Francais in the morning session of the first day of racing in the Louis Vuitton Challenger Series.
Meanwhile, the New York Yacht Club's Young America beat fellow US syndicate America True. Nippon from Japan has overcome Abracadabra of Hawaii. Italy's Prada won over Switzerland's FAST2000. And America One beat Spain.
Afternoon results to come later.