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Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Racing Sailboat, Sailboat Racing, Sailing |

Ben Ainslie Takes Aim at the America’s Cup

Competition for the Auld Mug again attracts a sailor at the apex of his game.

Ben Ainslie, three-time Olympic gold medalist for Great Britain, three-time ISAF Sailor of the Year, and the pride of British sailing, has announced plans to compete for the America’s Cup, beginning with the America’s Cup World Series in the summer of 2012. For a first-hand report of the announcement see Ben Ainslie Announces America’s Cup at uk.boats.com.

America's Cup defender Russell Coutts, on the left,  poses with Ben Ainslie in London. Ainslie will be competing for the Cup.

America's Cup defender Russell Coutts, on the left, poses with Ben Ainslie in London. Ainslie will be competing for the Cup.