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Sailing-Ainslie teams up with Red Bull ahead of 2017 America's Cup

Sailing-Ainslie teams up with Red Bull ahead of 2017 America’s Cup

LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) have teamed up with Red Bull Advanced Technologies (RBAT) to work on their challenge for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017, the British team announced on Thursday.

The BAR team, rbet conceived by the most successful Olympic sailor of all time in June 2014, rbet will draw on the “simulation” and “modelling skills” of the winners of four of the last five Formula One World Championships.

“BAR are really excited to be partnering with Red Bull Advanced Technologies,” Ainslie, rbet part of Oracle Team USA’s triumph last year, said in a statement on Thursday.

“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 epitomises this.” (Reporting By Tom Hayward; editing by Justin Palmer)