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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.

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Duchess greets supporters of UK America's Cup bid

The Duchess of Cambridge met with the various supporters involved in attempting to launch a UK team in sailing's premier competition, the America's cup.

The Duchess and Ben Ainslie at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Kate met with crew and boat designers outside the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, and will be shown an America's Cup class boat inside.

The Duchess of Cambridge talks to Sir Keith Mills, deputy chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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