Team Principal and Skipper of Land Rover BAR - the British Challenger for the America's Cup
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.
He was an instrumental part in one of the greatest comebacks sport has ever seen, becoming the first Briton, for 110 years, to be part of a winning Cup team.
Now as Land Rover BAR Team Principal and Skipper, Ben will lead his British entry into the America’s Cup, with the aim of bringing the Cup back to Britain where it all began in 1851. Alongside the sporting challenge Land Rover BAR is aiming to be the most sustainable sports team in the world.