Rib Charter /America's Cup
America's Cup World Series
Solent Rib Charter were delighted to have been appointed the Official Rib Charter Supplier to The America's Cup World Series which took place in Portsmouth in 2015 and 2016. This continued Solent Rib Charter's long association with The America's Cup organisation.
The Portsmouth regattas were part of the preliminary race series, the results of which affected the seeding for the America's Cup qualifier events in Bermuda this year. TEAMORIGIN chaired by Sir Keith Mills and Sir Ben Ainslie hosted this world class event where in excess of 240,000 visitors and 2,000 boats watched the British team win.
From May 2017 the teams will be based in Bermuda preparing for the America’s Cup Match in June where the best sailors and fastest boats will compete for the oldest trophy in international sport.
Land Rover BAR
Land Rover BAR will be hot on the heels of the defending champions Oracle Team USA with Sir Ben Ainslie leading the team. Each team will be racing their 48 foot foiling multi-hulls in the Great Sound of Bermuda.
Winning the trophy confers on the winning team the right to influence the rules, choose the venue and determine the format for the following event. Land Rover BAR have their sights firmly set on bringing the America’s Cup Trophy back to Britain where it all began in 1851.