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Background

The America's Cup is the world’s most prestigious international sailing event with a rich and controversial history. The race began in 1851 and the Cup is the oldest sporting trophy in the world.

Team support

Now an epic race series touring the globe with 45’ catamarans raced by the world’s top sailors, the event is the sailing equivalent of Formula 1. The series vies with the Extreme 40’ series (who have also appointed Solent Rib Charter as their official supplier).

Plymouth

In Plymouth we operated with ten Ribs and crew on a variety of tasks over ten days including; race team support, media boats, VIP boats and even towing the advertising hoardings!

Portsmouth

We had circa thirty boats operational for each regatta. Our boats were used by race officers, for the VIP 'guest chaser ' boats, team boats, media boats and VIP boats. We even installed the pontoon system in the event village to enable the Trimarans to moor alongside.

What did Americas Cup race management think?

"Superb Service - each event was a fantastic success and part of that success was your fantastic service and support. As usual Solent Rib Charter supplied extremely well presented boats, professional crew and a superb service, thanks very much, it was a pleasure working with you again".

J Class Regattas & London Olympics

We are also the official Rib charter supplier to the J Class Association providing Rib support for the J Class Regattas that took place in 2012 and 2015.

We were also the Olympic Official Rib Charter supplier for the London 2012 Olympic games.

Talk to us
Do you have an event in mind? Send us your details using the form below or have a quick chat with one of our experts on 01590 607101.

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