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GC32 Lagos Cup - Ainslie and INEOS on the line

America’s Cup teams to lead the charge at GC32 Lagos Cup

Conditions are shaping up for a fine start Thursday to the GC32 Lagos Cup, second event of the 2018 GC32 Racing Tour.

Eight teams from seven nations, from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand and the USA, will compete over the next four days off Lagos on Portugal’s Algarve coast.

Following the first scoring event, May’s inaugural class World Championship on Lake Garda, NORAUTO with America’s Cup skipper Franck Cammas, leads the 2018 GC32 Racing Tour.

Major new player is Ben Ainslie and his AC team INEOS Team GB, now with new backer Jim Ratcliffe, who are using the event as a team foil training project, while their surrogate foiling monohull is prepared.

While the two America’s Cup teams are this week’s favourites, up with them will be Jérôme Clerc’s crew on Realteam, champions of the 2017 GC32 Racing Tour.

INEOS TEAM UK GC32 Race Squad:

Ben Ainslie, Helm
Iain Jensen, Mainsail
Joey Newton, Jib Trim
Giles Scott, Bow / Tactics
Neil Hunter, Float
Nick Hutton, Jib Trim

GC32 Racing Tour teams - Team, Owner/skipper, Nat, Helmsman

1. Argo Jason Carroll USA Jason Carroll
2. Codigo Rojo Racing Federico Ferioli ARG Federico Ferioli
3. .film Racing Simon Delzoppo AUS Simon Delzoppo
4. Frank Racing Simon Hull NZL Simon Hull
5. INEOS TEAM UK Ben Ainslie GBR Ben Ainslie
6. NORAUTO Frank Cammas FRA Frank Cammas
7. Realteam Esteban Garcia SUI Jérôme Clerc
8. Zoulou Erik Maris FRA Erik Maris

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