America's Cup comes to Portsmouth 28 Nov 2014
This week, Sir Keith Mills announced that America?s Cup Racing is to return to British waters when the America?s Cup World Series (ACWS) takes place in Portsmouth 23-26 July 2015 and 21?24 July 2016.
Sir Keith has been central to the delivery of some of the UK?s greatest sporting events including London 2012 and the ?Invictus Games?.
Sir Keith said, ?I?m passionate about bringing world-class sporting events to Great Britain, and delighted that America?s Cup World Series racing will be coming to Portsmouth. This will be a spectacular sporting event. The series will attract huge crowds to watch the exhilarating racing and we plan to give the event a festival feel bringing activities and entertainment for all. This is a great opportunity for British fans to watch world-class America?s Cup teams compete and of course support Ben Ainslie Racing as they compete on home waters?.
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) is the British challenger for the 35th America?s Cup in 2017 and have their home base in Portsmouth. Sir Ben said,
?A key part of BAR?s plans was to bring America?s Cup racing to Great Britain. The last ACWS was a game changer for the sport of sailing, the racing was entertaining and brought in the crowds. The new foiling AC45s are going to be faster and even more exciting than the previous generation and we promise to provide an event experience like you have never seen before ? come and cheer us on!?
We are able to offer you the unique opportunity to get involved in the excitement of this America?s Cup event aboard our luxury Swan 55 foot yacht, Galiana. In the morning you can enjoy a hands on sail in the Solent. At lunchtime we will take up one of the great vantage points off Southsea to spectate the very best of this exhilarating catamaran racing.
Please get in touch to express your interest in joining us for one of the three spectator days of racing Friday 23rd to Sunday 26th July 2015.