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French America's Cup skipper Franck Cammas has had his right foot "partially severed" after he was run over by the rudder of his foiling catamaran after falling overboard. The accident happened as Team France began a training block in Quiberon…
With just seconds to go to race two of the America's Cup World Series in Bermuda Artemis Racing managed by Iain Percy ended up in a pre-start collision with the umpire boat. There was damage, but no injuries... and amazingly Artemis…
The British America's Cup challenger, Land Rover BAR, has launched its latest testing boat – T2 – at their home in Portsmouth. This boat will increase the momentum already developed with the initial launch of 'T1' last October. It's the…
Former F1 Team Principal Joins Ben Ainslie's America's Cup Team As CEO
#AmericasCup - Sir Ben Ainslie's America's Cup team is already a serious prospect where it counts on the water. But now they're stepping up on the business side of things after signing former McLaren F1 team principal Martin Whitmarsh to…
Ben Ainslie's Team Take to The Waters of The 35th America's Cup
#benainslie – Ben Ainslie Racing were the first America's Cup team both on – and under – the race course waters of the 35th America's Cup last week, when the team conducted an initial training camp in Bermuda. "It's been great…
Is Sir Ben's America's Cup Team 'Virgin' On A New Investor?
#AmericasCup - Sir Ben Ainslie's next bid for the America's Cup may have secured the backing of Sir Richard Brandon's Virgin empire, as the Daily Telegraph reports. It's understood that the billionaire businessman and adventurer – who recently hosted the…
The America's Cup World Series Portsmouth Receives Royal Support
#americascup – HRH Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, visited the America's Cup World Series Portsmouth (ACWS Portsmouth) display at the London Boat Show, to support Ben Ainslie Racing and the America's Cup World Series events planned between 23 – 26…
Sir Ben Ainslie Avoids Disaster As Yacht Comes A Cropper In Caribbean
#SirBenAinslie - America's Cup team head Sir Ben Ainslie had a bit of a slip-up during his Caribbean honeymoon recently when his yacht broke down near Richard Branson's private island. As Yachting & Boat World reports, the Olympic sailor and…
Ben Ainslie Racing 'America's Cup' HQ To Provide Showcase for Clean Energy
#bar – The Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) team says Britain's sailing superstar is leading the sporting world in sustainability, in its bid to bring the 35th America's Cup to the UK. The sailing team, formed by Olympic multi-gold medallist Ben Ainslie,…
Sailor Sues America's Cup Winners For Fees & Damages Over Cheating Scandal
#AmericasCup - America's Cup holders Oracle Team USA are being sued by a New Zealand sailor over accusations that he illegally altered a catamaran used in a warm-up race. Matt Mitchell was suspended for the first four races of last…
Rumour Mill Says Bermuda Has The Nod For Next America's Cup
#AmericasCup - Though the official announcement is still a week away, speculation is growing that Bermuda will be chosen as host for the 2017 America's Cup. But as Stuff.co.nz reports, the rumour comes as a major blow to San Diego's…
Giles Scott Joins Ben Ainslie Racing, Eighth​ Sailor ​to Join ​Brit​ish Amer​ica's Cu​p Team
#bar – Anyone who followed the build-up to the 2012 Olympic Games will remember that the biggest hurdle to Ben Ainslie's historic fourth gold medal was another Brit by the name of Giles Scott. Their rivalry was one of the…
'Sir Ben' Backs British Entry In America's Cup - But May Not Lead The Crew Himself
#AmericasCup - Olympic sailing legend Sir Ben Ainslie confirmed his backing of a British contingent among the six entries in the next America's Cup, as announced at a press conference today. But it's not yet confirmed if he will be…
Ben Ainslie's British Challenge Accepted for the 35th America's Cup
The British Royal Yacht Squadron Racing (RYSR) has had its challenge accepted by the America's Cup defender, the Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco. RYSR is the affiliate club of the Royal Yacht Squadron and the challenging club for…
America's Cup Sailor to Race F18 at Ballyholme Yacht Club World Champs
Australian Glenn Ashby was wing trimmer on the Emirates Team New Zealand AC72 in last year's America's Cup. He is a multihull specialist, with 14 World Championships across three classes to his name. Ballyholme Yacht Club, host of the 2014…
Ben Ainslie Launches Britain's America's Cup Bid
#americascup – Sir Ben Ainslie likes to defy the odds but his latest race against time could even test his skills of generating something from nothing writes James Toney.Last year Britain's most able seaman since Admiral Nelson masterminded one of…

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