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America’s Cup challenger Ben Ainslie to join Great Britain SailGP team

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This morning at the OXO2 in London came news that Sir Ben Ainslie, the most successful sailor in Olympic history, will helm the Great Britain SailGP F50 catamaran in its second season. Rob Kothe reports... Following a win in the America's Cup with ORACLE TEAM USA in 2013, Ainslie formed his own

America’s Cup: INEOS Team UK CEO Grant Simmer interview

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INEOS TEAM UK are currently testing their first AC75 ‘Britannia’ from their base in Old Portsmouth. The team’s comms department caught up with CEO, Grant Simmer to get the low-down on the British campaign so far. What are the key areas you think could win the 36th America's Cup? The things that

America’s Cup: No wrong answers?

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With four AC75s now successfully launched and actively foiling, this story on the America's Cup website asks: What have we learned about the outcomes of the various design strategies chosen by each of the teams for their first-generation boats? One thing seems clear – that there is more than one way

America’s Cup: Fourth Challenger shows signs of life with reality TV deal

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If this press release from media conglomerate Condé Nast Entertainment is anything to go by then the un-nerving silence from the fourth America's Cup Challenger – the all-American hopefuls Stars + Stripes Team USA – could soon be broken. The 36th America's Cup could benefit from a fourth viable and

America’s Cup: British and Italian teams launch their first AC75s

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It has been another big week for the America’s Cup with the launch of the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team and INOEOS Team UK AC75s on Wednesday and Friday respectively. These two latest boats bring the AC75 fleet up to four including the previously launched boats from NYYC American Magic and

America’s Cup: New Zealand’s ‘dolphin’ AC75 takes flight

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America's Cup Defender Emirates Team New Zealand has become the second syndicate to show off the flying capabilities of its AC75 foiling monohull. Named Te Aihe (The Dolphin) at a ceremony on September 6 the first image of the boat sailing was released this week. US challenger  NYYC American Magic also launched

America’s Cup: NYYC American Magic names first AC75 ‘Defiant’

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After an estimated 76,000 combined hours of fabrication and finishing work by the production and shore teams of American Magic, the U.S. Challenger's first AC75 racing boat was officially named and launched on Saturday morning. Named Defiant, the cutting-edge foiling monohull is the first America's Cup class boat built to

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