Ben Ainslie: British team could challenge Americans

Ben Ainslie believes a British team could challenge a US team to win the America's Cup.

"I think so, it sounds like there's been quite a good following in the UK," he told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"We've got the talent in the UK in terms of sailors, designers, you've seen the public reaction to this racing, people love it."

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Ainslie America's Cup victory

British Olympic hero Sir Ben Ainslie has led Oracle Team USA to a historic sporting comeback in sailing's America's Cup. They best Team New Zealand 9-8 after being 8-1 down in the series.