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Ainslie & Co raise the BAR in Portsmouth

Sir Ben Ainslie is hoping history repeats itself after leading Land Rover BAR to a thrilling America’s Cup triumph in Portsmouth yesterday.

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Sir Ben Ainslie celebrates after leading Land Rover BAR to America's Cup glory in Portsmouth    Picture: Malcolm Wells

Double delight as Ainslie’s crew are best BAR none

Sir Ben Ainslie paid tribute to his Land Rover BAR crew after the home favourites kept their cool under pressure to deliver America’s Cup glory in Portsmouth.

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Paul Campbell-James, centre, and Sir Ben Ainslie, left. Picture: Harry KH/Land Rover BAR

Video: Practice makes perfect as BAR eye more glory

Land Rover BAR wing-trimmer Paul Campbell-James is hoping practice makes perfect after the hosts impressed on the eve of this weekend’s return of competitive America’s Cup racing to Portsmouth.

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Spectators were out in force to witness Land Rover BAR & Co in action Picture: Paul Jacobs

Video: Land Rover BAR signal intent with practice day points win

Home favourites Land Rover BAR signalled their intent ahead of this weekend’s America’s Cup World Series racing in Portsmouth by impressing in practice today.

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Christian Burgess got a taste of the America's Cup. Picture: Sarah Standing

Pompey defender makes splash as he embraces city’s culture

Christian Burgess embraced the community culture surrounding Pompey as he took to the water to welcome the second instalment of America’s Cup racing to the city.

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(from left to right) Groupama Team France skipper Frank Cammas, Artemis Racing Helmsan Francesco Bruni, Land Rover BAR Team Principal, Skipper and Helmsman Sir Ben Ainslie, Oracle team USA skipper and Helmsman Jimmy Spithill, Emirates Team New Zealand skipper and sailing director Glenn Ashby and Softbank Team Japan's CEO and Skipper Dean Barker. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA

Sir Ben Ainslie: We want to achieve something Britain can be proud of

Sir Ben Ainslie believes home glory this weekend can boost the bid to bring the America’s Cup back to Portsmouth.

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Land Rover Bar skipper and home-favourite Sir Ben Ainslie   Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Sir Ben Ainslie: America’s Cup rivals will be gunning for us but we are ready

SIR BEN AINSLIE is expecting to come under fire from all angles this weekend as the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series returns to Portsmouth.

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Groupama Team France skipper Franck Cammas, left   Picture: Sarah Standing

Cammas: Portsmouth crowd are the best in the world

FRANCK CAMMAS can’t wait to again experience the full force of the best crowd in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series.

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Thornburg sets new Round the Island record

Lloyd Thornburg is celebrating after setting a new multihull course record for the Round the Island Race.

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The Portsmouth Cup will be held on the Solent between July 13-17 Picture:@Martinez Studio

Land Rover BAR to host RC44 Class

This month sees the sleek one-design racing yachts of the RC44 Class head to the Solent for the first time in the international tour’s 10-year history.

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Itchenor Sailing Club's Junior Fortnight is a popular event

Itchenor to welcome juniors for Fortnight

Itchenor Sailing Club will host its popular family sailing event, Junior Fortnight, from July 25 to August 5.

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Good Sign for Alain ahead of Rio mission

ALAIN SIGN earned himself a silver medal at the Sailing World Cup in Weymouth and he believes a tricky week of racing will stand him in great stead for the upcoming Olympic Games.

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Land Rover BAR Picture: Lloyd Images

Ainslie’s Chicago cheer as crew raise the BAR

SIR Ben Ainslie praised the ‘incredible job’ of his Land Rover BAR crew as they enjoyed a super Sunday in Chicago to move up to second in the overall America’s Cup World Series standings.

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Chicago Bulls player Bobby Portis is put through his paces by Land Rover BAR Picture: Harry KH/Land Rover BAR

Chicago Bulls’ Portis sails through BAR challenge

Land Rover BAR issued a challenge to leading basketball player, Bobby Portis, to see if he has got what it takes to be a professional sailor.

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Land Rover BAR skipper and team principal Sir Ben Ainslie  Picture: Harry KH/Land Rover BAR

A fresh start as Ainslie targets leaders

SIR BEN AINSLIE has targeted climbing the leaderboard as he prepares for an America’s Cup first.

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Alain Sign and Dylan Fletcher Picture: onEdition

Heartbreak key to Sign booking spot at Rio

ALAIN Sign believes learning from his heartbreak of four years ago was the key to sealing a place at Rio 2016.

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Alex Thomson Picture: Mark Lloyd Images

Third place for Thomson in Vendée Race

Alex Thomson arrived into Les Sable d’Olonne, France, yesterday after successfully finishing the Ocean Masters New York to Vendée Race in third place.

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Skipper Sir Ben Ainslie at the helm. Picture: Harry KH / Land Rover BAR

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind

You can feel it in your bones – sound that is. Thanks to BAE Systems’ ground-breaking technology developed for the military, Britain’s Portsmouth-based America’s Cup team will now be able to talk to each other and hear each other amid the din of ocean yacht racing.

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Alex Thomson    Picture: Sarah Standing

Thomson in the lead as he bids for Vendée victory

Gosport sailor Alex Thomson continues to lead the Ocean Masters New York to Vendée Race.

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Alex Thomson Picture: Lloyd Images

Thomson sets sail as he targets Vendée title

Alex Thomson has embarked upon The Ocean Masters New York to Vendée Race – a 3,100 mile, single-handed sprint from downtown New York across the Atlantic to Les Sables D’Olonne, France.

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