After three years of build up with Land Rover BAR we are now in the middle of the America’s Cup races, trying to bring the cup home to Britain for the first time ever. Not as widely know as it deserves, let’s explore what the America’s cup is all about. [Read more…]
Exciting times. The 35th America’s Cup, which will be held in Bermuda in 2017, could be on the verge of undergoing a big pivot.
Last edition, the race was fought hard in AC72’s, foiling catamarans of 72 feet, resulting in a spectacular feat. This edition, a 62 feet boat was proposed (following the heritage of the winner-takes-it-all set up) and has therefore been the development focus of the teams for the last year. [Read more…]
The oldest sport trophy in history, the America’s Cup, started as a race around the Isle of Wight, UK, in 1851, but has never been won by a British team.
Ben Ainslie Racing is on a path to right a wrong and to bring the Cup back home. But BAR aims even higher. It envisions making a difference on a much larger level. It wants to push excellence in sports, engineering and sustainability in the UK. It wants to set an example for the industry. [Read more…]