Sir Ben Ainslie promises his America's Cup base will be a winner for Portsmouth

Sir Ben Ainslie is planning to build a base for Britains's best sailors in Old Portsmouth in Hampshire.

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Sir Ben says sailing centre will 'add to Portsmouth's history'

Despite some local opposition over his new world class centre for sailing excellence ahead of the 35th America's Cup, Sir Ben Ainslie says he's confident that 'Portsmouth is where we want to be'. He spoke to Fred Dinenage on ITV News Meridian.

His team have also marked two sites in Southampton for the sailing nerve centre for America's Cup but say Old Portsmouth would be preferred.

The new design shows the potential for a high-tech training centre in Old Portsmouth, which would serve as a base for sailors to host the America's Cup in years to come.

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