Sir Ben Ainslie 'very impressed' with Kate's knowledge

Sir Ben Ainslie has told ITV News he was "very impressed" with the Duchess of Cambridge's design knowledge and her support for a British team to take part in the America's Cup.

"She is obviously passionate about British sport, and the America's Cup is something through sailing that is close to her heart ... we're very grateful for that support," the Olympic gold medallist added.

Read: Duchess meets Sir Ben Ainslie's UK America's Cup bid team

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Duchess meets Sir Ben Ainslie's UK America's Cup bid team

The Duchess of Cambridge is meeting supporters of the bid to launch a British team to take part in sailing competition the America's Cup. Olympic sailor Sir Ben Ainslie is seeking to enter a British team in the 35th America's Cup, to be held in 2017.