INEOS TEAM UK Partners Great Britain SailGP Team, Brings In Ben Ainslie
November 26, 2019
INEOS TEAM UK has partnered with the Great Britain SailGP Team, bringing the most successful Olympic sailor of all time Ben Ainslie to the team.
The global sailing league will enter its second season in February 2020, with Ainslie and his squad representing Great Britain in SailGP – sailing’s newest and fastest championship that boasts the sport’s largest monetary prize of US$1 million.
SailGP CEO Sir Russell Coutts, said: “We couldn’t be more pleased to have one of the most successful Olympic athletes of all time – across any sport – join our global championship.
“With crucial support from INEOS, Sir Ben Ainslie and the Great Britain SailGP Team will be contenders from day one and will create even more thrilling competition across our growing league.”
“The desire for INEOS and Ben Ainslie – alongside Belstaff, Grenadier and AFEX – to be part of SailGP is further testament to the commercial viability of our platform,” Coutts added.
“SailGP has proven itself as one of the most exciting sailing leagues, with top level competition and racing in iconic venues across the world,” said Ben Ainslie, who formed his own team for the 2017 edition, and is now leading INEOS TEAM UK’s bid to win the 36th America’s Cup, which will take place in New Zealand in 2021.
“The cutting-edge technology, speed and athletic requirements of the championship will provide a great sporting challenge. The Great Britain SailGP Team had a fantastic first season, and we’re excited to be part of this journey as the league continues to grow.”