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Last Event Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Fukuoka 2016
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    Profile: Ben Ainslie [Land Rover BAR]

    Team Principal and Skipper

    Sir Ben Ainslie is the most successful Olympic sailor of all time. At his first ever Olympic Games, aged 19, he won an Olympic silver medal and went on to establish himself as the world’s best by winning consecutive gold medals at the next four Olympic Games.

    Fresh from his London 2012 success, Ben turned his focus to the next challenge, competing with Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) on the 2012/13 America’s Cup World Series. In the summer of 2013, he went on to join ORACLE TEAM USA on-board for their defence of the 34th Cup, helping the American team win the event, 9-8, against Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Now stepping into a new role, Ben will develop and lead a British entry into the 35th America’s Cup, with the aim of bringing the Cup back to Britain where it all began in 1851.

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    Profile: Jimmy Spithill [ORACLE TEAM USA]

    Skipper and Helmsman

    A two-time winner of the America’s Cup, in 2013 Jimmy Spithill led his team to what has been called the greatest comeback in international sport. ORACLE TEAM USA was down 8-1, before rallying for eight consecutive wins to defeat Emirates Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America’s Cup. Spithill was further honored for the epic victory with the 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year award.

    A multiple world champion in both fleet and match racing, Spithill is both the youngest helmsman to compete for the America’s Cup (with Young Australia in 1999 at age 19) as well as the youngest skipper (with ORACLE in 2010 at age 30) to claim sailing’s ultimate prize.

    His goal now is to lead the team to a ‘three-peat’ – three consecutive America’s Cup wins.