When I interviewed Ineos Team UK skipper and team principal Sir Ben Ainslie for the latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast it was late on a Friday afternoon after what I could only imagine was the end of another long week of preparations for the British America’s Cup syndicate.
If the last America’s Cup was memorable for one thing it was the back breaking non-stop effort put in by the teams’ grinders to keep the boats powered up with enough hydraulic pressure to keep the boats’ foiling and sail trim systems running all the way around the racecourse.
A wrap up video from British America’s Cup challengers INEOS Team UK after completing their season in the GC32 Racing Tour with a win at the final event in Toulon, France.
“It’s been a great series throughout the year,” said skipper and team principal Ben Ainslie. “We have done four of
The head-to-head battle between the British and French America’s Cup teams to decide the overall winner of the 2018 GC32 Racing Tour season went in favour of Franck Cammas’ NORAUTO squad, despite Sir Ben Ainslie’s INEOS Team UK crew dominating the final event in Toulon, France.
The two teams had gone
Getting to compete against the greatest Olympic sailor of all time Ben Ainslie has provided much delight for competitors on the GC32 Racing Tour this season.
Five time Olympic medallist, four time Olympic champion Ainslie and his British America’s Cup challenger, INEOS TEAM UK, joined at the end of June for
The Royal Yacht Squadron is arguably the most prestigious yacht club in the world. Its clubhouse in Cowes Castle on the Isle of Wight, designed by Sir Thomas Croft, is full of mahogany furniture and old paintings and some of its members look as if they might just have been
You can buy a lot when you are Britain’s wealthiest man, but many rich men have tried and failed to bring the America’s Cup back to these shores since it left in 1851. Sir Jim Ratcliffe hopes his billions can change that, having bankrolled Sir Ben Ainslie’s team to the
On the day that the America’s Cup race course and event dates were announced in Cowes, Isle of Wight, where the Cup began back in 1851, INEOS TEAM UK the British Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup also released the first official images of their test boat, known as T5,
Fancy being the proud owner of an utterly unique, fully functioning, and extremely high-performance piece of America's Cup memorabilia?
Then Ben Ainslie's foiling AC45 that he used to win the 2015 America's Cup World Series could be just what you are looking for.
According to the Ineos Team UK Instagram page the
It started with a beer and ended with a $153 million investment aimed at finally breaking Britain's America's Cup duck.
After experiencing "the worst feeling of my career" a year ago last week, when his Land Rover BAR was knocked out of the 2017 Cup in Bermuda, Ben Ainslie had promised