Land Rover BAR launch race boat in Bermuda

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  • Twenty-first time a British team has challenged for sports oldest international trophy in 166 years
  • No British team has ever won the America’s Cup
  • Best of British technology and innovation will help the team in their goal to win the Cup
  • 1200m of electronic and electrical cabling connecting 190 sensors and four video cameras – all in a 15m boat
  • 107 days until racing for the America’s Cup begins 
  • Georgie and Bellatrix Ainslie christen the race boat
  • Wendy Schmidt, Co-Founder of 11th Hour Racing opens the 11th Hour Racing Exploration Zone at the team’s base in Bermuda

The ambitions of Land Rover BAR to win the 35th America’s Cup – and finally bring the trophy back home to Britain after 166 years – took solid form today, with the launch and christening of their America’s Cup Class race boat in Bermuda.
The menacing, matt black boat represents the combined efforts across three years of the now 120-strong team and their partners. After the launch of four test boats, 85,000 hours of design and build, on the water testing and painstaking construction, the team has seen its efforts crystallised into the boat code-named R1.  Read more

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