A leading marina operator has signed a six-year deal to become Ben Ainslie Racing’s (BAR) official marina partner.
MDL Marinas, which has a site in Hamble, is getting behind the team as they compete on home waters for the first time.
We are a long-standing British company and are proud to be part of this historical momentDean Smith Operations and Marketing Director at MDL Marinas
To support the team, MDL has provided essential access to the Solent to enable team training.
BAR has also been given access to MDL’s network of leading marina locations and facilities across the south.
Dean Smith, Operations and Marketing Director at MDL Marinas, commented: ‘We are absolutely delighted to have been selected as the marina partner for BAR and to be part of the winning formula to help bring the Cup home.
‘We are a longstanding British company and are proud to be part of this historic moment.
‘We are planning a number of events and opportunities in and around our marinas and will be getting our customers and teams fully involved in the excitement of it all.
‘We will certainly be backing the Ben Ainslie Racing team all the way.’
On behalf of the team, Ben Ainslie said: ‘It’s great to have MDL Marinas on board as our official UK marina partner.
‘As the leading marina operator in the UK and the longest-standing British marina group, it was a natural fit.
‘We are looking forward to closely working together on this momentous challenge.’
Up to 500,000 visitors are expected when the four-day America’s Cup World Series comes to Portsmouth from July 23 to 26.