Ben Ainslie's America's Cup base approved

Plans by four-time Olympic champion Sir Ben Ainslie to build a new sailing base in Portsmouth for his America's Cup team have been approved by council planners.

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Ben Ainslie's America's Cup base approved by planners

Plans by four-time Olympic champion Sir Ben Ainslie to build a new sailing base in Portsmouth for his America's Cup team have been approved by council planners.

A committee was set up to oppose the building at Camber Dock in Old Portsmouth, which would include high-tech training and medical facilities. Sir Ben believes up to a thousand new jobs could be created by the base - a final decision will be made by the council next month.

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