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AC45 Goes Up Against Car in BBC’s Top Gear Show

June 30th, 2013

An America’s Cup AC45 wingsail catamaran will feature in a race against a car in the record-breaking BBC Top Gear show. The Cat vs. Car episode airs in the UK Sunday June 30th, and in the US on July 8th, followed by the other 212 countries around the world where broadcast BBC Top Gear is


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Safety Foremost for Ainslie

June 11th, 2013

In competitive sport there are wins and losses. For sailing superstar Sir Ben Ainslie, a helmsman for Oracle Team USA, winning is something that he’s very good at, but last month the 36-year-old Brit experienced an unexpected loss: that of close friend Andrew “Bart” Simpson, his lifelong sailing buddy, in a [well publicized] sailing accident


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Thank you, Bart

June 3rd, 2013

By Sir Ben Ainslie The last few weeks have been the most upsetting, the most painful and the most bewildering of my life. The sport of sailing has lost other talented people down the years to whom I have been close, but nowhere near as close as I was to Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson. Our friendship


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Ainslie sets Round the Island Race record

June 2nd, 2013

Five-time Olympic medallist Ben Ainslie set a new record during the Round the Island Race, a 50-mile race around the Isle of Wight off the south coast of the UK. Ainslie’s team sailed an AC45 catamaran, completing the course in 2 hours, 52 minutes and 15 seconds, beating the previous time, which had stood for


Strike a pose, Ben Ainslie

April 24th, 2013

Did the greats of the past ever look as fly as super Olympian and America’s Cup hopeful Ben Ainslie? Source:



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