The 34th America’s Cup is in full flow down in Plymouth, and Solent Rib Charter are extremely proud to be the official Rib supplier.
The event began back in 1851, when a schooner named America (after its home country) won a British sailing race watched by Queen Victoria from the Royal Yacht in the Solent (oh yes, local history!)
The America’s Cup is said to represent ‘the singular pursuit of excellence’ and is known for being the most difficult and oldest trophy in international sport to win… just to back this claim up there were nine contests for the America’s Cup before the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.
The 2011 contest consists of three main stages; the America’s Cup World Series, the Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup Finals. The Boats (including 72 fool catamarans) are state-of-the-art new designs capable of speeds of 30 knots; this could even be exceeded considering the weather forecast!
A few photos and more updates from the SRC team down in Plymouth can be found on our Facebook page; ‘like’ us to follow and find out more.