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INEOS Rebels UK compete at GC32 Worlds

Ben Ainslie's newly reformed INEOS Rebels UK to compete at the GC32 World Championships

The GC32 World Championship is also Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series and the British team are looking for a podium finish at their second racing event of 2018, taking place at Riva del Garda, from 23 – 27 May.

The INEOS Rebels UK team is made up of some of the country's top youth sailing talent, aged between 19-24 years old.

The 'Rebels' initiative aims to change the face of youth sailing in the UK by offering an opportunity for talented young sailors to push themselves as they develop their skills both on and off the water.

The programme is also part of INEOS TEAM UK's commitment to supporting the next generation and offering a pathway for young British sailors to enter the Americas Cup.

The team currently sit fourth over-all on the Extreme Sailing Series after Act 1 in March.

Three times Extreme Sailing Series winner and INEOS TEAM UK senior sailor, Leigh McMillan leds the team as Helmsman and mentor, with 22 year old Will Alloway as Skipper.

Oli Greber takes on the role of Bow, Mark Spearman as Main Trimmer, Adam Kay as Float and Matt Brushwood makes up the squad as Float / Reserve.

INEOS Rebels UK Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 line up

Leigh McMillan – Helmsman (INEOS TEAM UK senior sailor)
Will Alloway - Skipper/Trim
Oli Greber – Bow
Mark Spearman – Main Trimmer
Adam Kay – Float
Matt Brushwood – Float / Reserve
Andrew Walsh - Coach
Matt Adams – Boat Captain

Extreme Sailing Series 2018

Act 1: Muscat, 14 - 17 March – 4th
Act 2: GC32 World Championship, Lake Garda 24 May – 27 May
Act 3: Barcelona 14 – 17 June
Act 4: Cascais, Portugal 5-8 July
Act 5: Cardiff, 24 - 27 August
Act 6: San Diego, 18 - 21 October
Act 7: Los Cabos, 29 November – 2 December

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