Sir Ben Ainslie has just unveiled that he feels more like a real Formula One driver than a regular sailor. It’s because he’s leading Land Rover BAR’s promising bid to conquer the America’s Cup.
In 2012, the four-time Olympic champion managed to set up his own team and since he has joined forces with the car maker, hoping to bring the Auld Mug back to the United Kingdom.
In 1851, the America’s Cup was first organized by the Isle of Wight. By the way, it has never been conquered by a UK boat, though a state-of-the-art approach could potentially help to end that glitch in Bermuda already this summer.
Land Rover BAR actually boasts, the ex-McLaren team principal, Martin Whitmarsh as its chief executive as well as his influence has had an enormous impact on Ainslie, not to mention the rest of the crew.
Virtual reality simulators have greatly assisted them in honing their senses. On the other hand, up-to-date technological developments, such as the 23.5 meters-high wingsail, have shaped a boat capable of taking on Team Oracle USA.