Ben Ainslie ser framåt

Efter en godkänd första satsning från britterna i Land Rover BAR är de redo att ta nästa steg och på allvar utmana om America's Cup. Tid är minst lika viktigt som pengar i en Cup-satsning och den här gången ligger de i framkant tidsmässigt. De har redan kontrakterat nyckelpersoner som: fyrfaldige America's Cup-vinnaren, Grant Simmer (VD) och mannen som fick AC75an att flyga, Nick Holroyd (chefsdesigner). Ben Ainslie berättar nu för lagets hemsida om hur han ser på framtiden. 

How is the team moving forward into 36th America's Cup?

Since coming home from Bermuda, we have been looking back at the last campaign taking the positives from the successes and learnings for areas that can be improved. The Technical team have really got on top of the technical strategy, getting more structure into the team. Recently, we further strengthened this area with the appointment of Nick Holroyd as Chief Designer. It's fantastic he's agreed to join the team. Adding his skillset and experience to our technical line up has greatly strengthened the team.

Ben tror att virtual reality och simulering kommer att vara en avgörande faktor i nästa Cup:

How important is simulation in the Technical strategy? 

For the 36th America's Cup simulation is going to be crucial. The practical side of our simulation is already very good. We've got the motion platform and the VR goggles - the hardware is fine, but they can always be better, obviously that is an area where we need to really focus more resource this time. For the last Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand also had a great model, which enabled them to come up with a concept and make that work.

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