AC35 Schedule (v25May)Land Rover BAR was launched in June 2015, its mission is to bring The America’s Cup back home to British waters, where it all began in 1851. Ben will develop and lead a British entry capable of winning the prestigious trophy, something Britain has yet to achieve.
The team is made up of some of the best British and international sailors, designers, builders and racing support units.
“Now it is time to look ahead to my next challenge – the ultimate challenge – to bring the cup back to British waters for the first time in something like 166 years.”
Sir Ben Ainslie.
Schedule for the 35th America’s Cup
Land Rover BAR Academy
The Land Rover BAR Academy supports talented young British sailors aged between 19-24 years old, to create a pathway into the America’s Cup. The Academy will enter a British team to compete in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup (RBYAC) in 2017. Raced in the same AC45F that the senior teams use for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, every America’s Cup Challenger and the Defender must enter a team into the RBYAC. The finals will be fought out during the main competition in Bermuda 2017.
The programme aims to provide the selected squad with a support platform that will enable them to realise their sporting potential through access to mentoring, coaching and sports science facilities at the home of Land Rover BAR, including workshops with the senior sailing team.