Sir Ben Ainslie bids to get UK team in America's Cup 2017

Sir Ben Ainslie is attempting to enter a British team into the 35th America's Cup in 2017. The Duchess of Cambridge met with the Olympic medalist and various supporters who want to launch a UK team in the competition.

Royal support to get British team in America's Cup 2017

Video. It's the world oldest international sporting trophy and today, Sir Ben Ainslie announced he's leading a British challenge for the America's Cup.

The four-time Olympic champion from Lymington wants to base the team in Hampshire and believes it will pump millions of pounds into the local economy. His ambitious plans are receiving Royal support, as David Reilly explains.

We spoke to Sir Ben Ainslie and Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt.

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