Ben Ainslie Racing to work with Red Bull Advanced Technologies
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) is pleased to announce it will be working with Red Bull Advanced Technologies (RBAT), a division of the Red Bull Formula One group, as it progresses with its campaign to claim the 35th America’s Cup.
BAR test the foiling AC45 on the Solent (c) Lloyd images
Operating as a Design House, RBAT is based in Milton Keynes, UK. Founded on the group’s impressive F1 DNA, which has resulted in eight Formula One World Championships in the last five seasons, RBAT excels in advanced simulation and mathematical modelling. BAR is collaborating with RBAT to draw on this expertise and knowledge.
RBAT will apply its simulation and modelling skills to assist Ben Ainslie Racing in various areas of their campaign, as BAR aims to bring the America’s Cup home to Britain.
BAR 2014 (c) Lloyd images
Ben Ainslie commented: “BAR are really excited to be partnering with Red Bull Advanced Technologies. We are in a unique position in this country, and this campaign is about assimilating the very best of British in design and engineering – RBAT epitomizes this.”
Ben Ainslie Racing Notes:
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) was launched on June 10th 2014 in the presence of the Duchess of Cambridge. The team was conceived by four times Olympic gold medalist and 34th America’s Cup winner, Sir Ben Ainslie, with the long-term aim of challenging for Britain and bringing the America’s Cup back home to where it all began in 1851. Ben will develop and lead a British entry capable of winning the prestigious trophy, something Britain has so far never managed to achieve.
BAR is a commercial sporting team, with a number of individual private investors alongside corporate partners. The team is made up of some of the best British and international sailors, designers, builders and racing support.
Royal Yacht Squadron Racing Ltd
Royal Yacht Squadron Racing Ltd is a club affiliated to the Royal Yacht Squadron and Ben Ainslie Racing will be their sailing team in the challenge for the 35th America’s Cup. Founded in 1815, the Royal Yacht Squadron is regarded as one of the most prestigious yacht clubs in the world. Its clubhouse is located in Cowes Castle on the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom. The Squadron’s patron is Queen Elizabeth II and the Squadron’s Admiral is Prince Philip.