Portsmouth to Host Preperation Events for 35th America's Cup

The America's Cup race, which will take place from 23-26 July 2015, has selected Portsmouth to host 2 of its preperation events.

The ACWS gives teams entered for the next America's Cup the chance to test the 45ft catamaran boats they will use.

Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), the team of Olympic champion Sir Ben Ainslie, is the British challenger for the 35th staging of the America's Cup in 2017.

In June, Ainslie's plans for an America's Cup headquarters in Old Portsmouth were approved.

The last America's Cup took place in San Francisco in 2013.

It's a priveledge to host such an event and it'll be a great day for all the yachters in Portsmouth.

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