British sailing hero Ben Ainslie has assured his fans and other yachting enthusiasts of a unique “never-seen-before” experience with AmCup as Portsmouth was declared to host 2 prep races for the 2017 edition of the most prestigious yachting championship.
Portsmouth, which acts as the home ground for Britain Royal Navy, would be staging AmCup events in 2015 July & 2016 July. The events are estimated to cost around 60 million pounds (76 million Euros, 94 million USD) to this English south-coastal city.
Ben has decided to base BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) in Portsmouth to prepare for tilt in 2017 America’s Cup.
“The previous ACWS can be said to be sort of game changer here in sailing. The championship was quite entertaining & pleased the crowds”, shared Ben. “The latest AC45 catamarans to be used at the upcoming AmCup would be faster & even more thrilling in comparison to those used in previous genre. We assure an incredible event, something that you haven’t seen earlier- come & cheer for us.”
Keith Mills, deputy chairman for the organizing body for 2012 London Olympics & founder-father of TEAMORIGIN, noted- “I am very passionate regarding getting world-standard sporting events right here in Great Britain. It’s a matter of great delight for us that ACWS championship would be heading to Portsmouth in the coming edition.”
Mills’ company has been entrusted to manage the ACWS prep races to be staged at Portsmouth.
“This would not only be something really spectacular but it would also feature Portsmouth, Great Britain & South Coast on global stage- it would help to deliver economic advantages to the very city & sponsors involved in the event.”
“Our plans cover something more than any 2 action-backed long weekends”, Mills added in. we’re even setting up a 3-year activation program.”