It is finally here! It is time for the Land Rover BAR Sailing Team to compete for the America’s Cup! The Land Rover BAR Team is led by Sir Ben Ainslie, and they are more ready than ever to compete and take home the cup!
Located in Bermuda, the America’s Cup sailing competition features teams that have analyzed data, designed specialized equipment, and pushed boundaries. This year’s competition is sure to be thrilling to watch. The teams can reach speeds of over 60mph with boats that literally fly above the surface of the water.
The Land Rover BAR team and Land Rover have been working together for two years to design the boat the team will be using. Land Rover’s engineers and designers have thought through every scenario, designed a steering wheel using Human Machine Interface technologies, and implemented e-ink display screens. The Land Rover BAR team is definitely capable of bringing home the oldest trophy in international sport competition.
“As pioneers in the car industry we couldn’t thin of a better opportunity than to support the British America’s Cup team in their quest to win the hardest, and indeed oldest sporting trophy,” Mark Cameron, Land Rover Experiential Marketing Director, said. “Land Rover has been involved in sailing for a number of years, therefore being a part of the pinnacle event and having the opportunity to put our knowledge and expertise into the R1 race boat is a great showcase of a true industry collaboration between marine and automotive.”
“It has been a pleasure and privilege to help Ben and his Land Rover BAR team make it this far, and we can’t wait to see them competing in the Cup itself. Land Rover will be offering its full support from around the globe and we wish the team the best of luck.”
The America’s Cup qualifying rounds started May 26. One of six teams will be eliminated before the playoffs begin on June 4.