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Ainslie Jumps Ahead At Portsmouth World Series

Ainslie Jumps Ahead At Portsmouth World Series

Ben Ainslie, the most decorated Olympic sailor of all time, and the man who is leading the British challenge for the America’s Cup, holds a narrow lead after the first day of racing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth today [July 25]. Ainslie led his team to a win and a second place finish in the two races held on Saturday... Read more of this article

BT Sport & BBC To Broadcast America’s Cup

BT Sport & BBC To Broadcast America’s Cup

Beginning with the opening races of the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth on July 25th and 26th this summer, BT Sport will offer live coverage of all America’s Cup racing to viewers in the UK and Ireland through to the finals in 2017. The BBC will carry highlights programming from the America’s Cup after acquiring free-to-air broadcast... Read more of this article

Video: A Day In The Life Of Ben Ainslie Racing

Video: A Day In The Life Of Ben Ainslie Racing

A new video released by the Ben Ainslie Racing team highlights the hard work necessary to prepare for the upcoming America’s Cup, depicting the team’s practice routine here on the island. The video shows team members rising early in the morning, consuming a green concoction for breakfast, and then hitting the gym for a workout.After the... Read more of this article

Four America’s Cup Teams Respond To NZ Team

Four America’s Cup Teams Respond To NZ Team

Four of the five remaining America’s Cup teams said they are “disappointed to see how Team New Zealand are characterizing the rule changes that reflect the collective will of the America’s Cup teams.” The statement — signed by Jimmy Spithill from Oracle Team USA, Iain Percy from Artemis Racing, Ben Ainslie from Ben Ainslie... Read more of this article

Video: Ben Ainslie Racing Sets Speed Record

Video: Ben Ainslie Racing Sets Speed Record

A video released by Ben Ainslie Racing provides a look at the America’s Cup team practicing in Bermuda, setting what they said was a new FC20 catamaran speed record of 31.2 knots [35.9mph]. The video’s description says, “Some seriously cool footage from last week’s trip to Bermuda – rippin’ and runnin’ at 30... Read more of this article

Video: Ainslie ‘First To Fly On Bermudian Waters’

Video: Ainslie ‘First To Fly On Bermudian Waters’

A video released by Ben Ainslie Racing provides a look at the America’s Cup team’s early experiences in Bermuda, highlighting their first training sessions on the island as they aim to be “the first to fly on Bermudian waters.” In the video — which includes many shots of Dockyard — Sir Ben says, “This is our... Read more of this article

Sir Ben Ainslie Pays Premier A Courtesy Call

Sir Ben Ainslie Pays Premier A Courtesy Call

Captain of Britain’s team challenge for the America’s Cup, Sir Ben Ainslie, stopped in at the Cabinet Office for a courtesy call on Premier Michael Dunkley this afternoon [Jan 19] Sailing’s most decorated Olympic sailor, Sir Ben was called up midway through the 2013 America’s Cup series to help complete the dramatic come-from-behind victory... Read more of this article

“One Of My Favourite Racing Venues In World”

“One Of My Favourite Racing Venues In World”

“Bermuda is one of my favourite racing venues in the world,” Sir Ben Ainslie said in his latest column for Boat International magazine, adding that “the people are lovely, and passionate about sailing and sport.” Writing in the February 2015 issue, the four-time Olympic sailing gold medalist said, “I went to New York for... Read more of this article

Ainslie: British Team Prefers Bermuda For Cup

Ainslie: British Team Prefers Bermuda For Cup

Olympic medalist Sir Ben Ainslie said the British team would prefer that Bermuda host the 2017 America’s Cup given its “connections with the UK,” according to multiple international media reports. The Olympic sailor is no stranger to Bermuda, having sailed here many times before, as well as participated in sailing clinics with youth... Read more of this article

Ben Ainslie: Bermuda Is Better For The Purists

Ben Ainslie: Bermuda Is Better For The Purists

“There are pros and cons to each as far as hosting the actual America’s Cup is concerned. Bermuda is probably better for the purists with San Diego offering more commercial potential,” Sir Ben Ainslie said in a column for the UK’s Telegraph. The elite sailor also said that the venue for 2017 — which will be either Bermuda or... Read more of this article

Six Teams Confirmed For 35th America’s Cup

Six Teams Confirmed For 35th America’s Cup

Six teams have entered the race for the 35th America’s Cup, with the defending champion Oracle Team USA to be challenged by Artemis Racing from Sweden, Ben Ainslie Racing from Great Britain, Emirates Team from New Zealand, Luna Rossa Challenge from Italy as well as Team France. Teams will be given the opportunity to host America’s Cup World Series... Read more of this article

Sailing: Sir Ben Ainslie Wows 51 Kids At RBYC

Sailing: Sir Ben Ainslie Wows 51 Kids At RBYC

[Written by Talbot Wilson] 51 kids and a score of adult guests cheered when Sir Ben Ainslie and his Argo Group crewman Matt Cornwall entered the Royal Bermuda YC [RBYC] dining room. The British America’s Cup and Olympic hero and his longtime bowman were there to answer questions about sailing careers and experiences and to coach the kids on Hamilton... Read more of this article

Ben Ainslie Invited Back: 2011 Argo Gold Cup

Ben Ainslie Invited Back: 2011 Argo Gold Cup

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Can Ben Ainslie, invited this year as a non-Tour Card skipper and winner of the last two Argo Group Gold Cup regattas, make it a hat trick? The two-in-a-row Gold Cup winner from Great Britain, who is targeting his fifth Olympic medal in 2012, has been invited back to to Bermuda to defend his title in the 2011 Argo Group Gold... Read more of this article