Ben Ainslie will be sailing with his Ben Ainslie Racing Team (BART) sponsored by Argo Group. He returns to match racing in Bermuda fresh from the rush of Team Oracle’s America’s Cup comeback. He steps aboard the classic International One Design sloops sailed in Bermuda’s Argo Group Gold Cup between Oct 8-13.
Ainslie's entire crew from 2008 returns to Bermuda. Iain Percy will be Tactician and Mainsheet Trimmer. Multiple Gold Cup Winner Christian Kamp will be jib trimmer and Ben's former Team Origin bowman Matt Cornwall will also be aboard.
Ainslie will compete against the world’s best match racers in the top 11 skippers in the ISAF Open Rankings. He faces the eight Alpari World Match Racing Tour Cardholders.
"We are returning this year to focus attention on the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) that has been established since Bart’s tragic death in the America’s Cup practice racing in San Francisco this year. The Ben Ainslie Racing Team, called BART, is racing in the Argo Group Gold Cup to raise awareness for this worthwhile cause in memory of our late friend and fellow sailor."
3 October 2013 6:19 GMT