Latest...

  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle
  • Twitter - Black Circle
  • YouTube - Black Circle

LRPP Statement with team-issued photos: "It’s a new boat and something like this can happen"

Monday, January 27, 2020

AC36: Photo of the Day — Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli loses their rig overboard while training in Cagliari today

Monday, January 27, 2020

Sail GP: One hears that Copenhagen will host a Sail GP regatta 11-12 September; this on the heels of the announcement of a Danish team for 2020; and m...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

World Sailing: One hears the WS Board have shot down President Andersen's (DEN) push for an Extraordinary General Meeting in April; big win for Me...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Olympics: World Sailing video proclaims the 2024 events and classes, notwithstanding the IOC's Programme Commission has yet to sign off — there is...

Thursday, January 16, 2020

1/2
Please reload

AC36: Royal Yacht Squadron's new AC 75 nicknamed "RB1" has been formally christened BRITANNIA

Friday, October 4, 2019

 

PORTSMOUTH, GBR (#1222) — As we predicted in our Thursday evening post here on Sailing Illustrated, the new yacht of Sir Ben Ainslie's INEOS Team UK, representing the Royal Yacht Squadron, is the most "different" of the lot. Radical? Well, one supposes that's in the eye of the beholder. Is she right and the others wrong? Time will tell. 

 

The first of two new AC 75s that each team is permitted to build under the 2021 America's Cup rules has been christened BRITANNIA at the the team's base in Portsmouth Friday afternoon.

 

Sir Ben's team also took the road less traveled in the actual champagne ceremony — choosing not to smash the bottle on the yacht's bowsprit, but to spray it. Nice visual effect if not also, dare we say, sexually suggestive.

 

All three photos in this post are courtesy of INEOS Team UK via their Instagram page. To see the photos by Shaun Roster we posted earlier today, click here.

 

Much more on today's (Friday) TFE LIVE as always on our Sailing Illustrated Facebook page at 1300 Pacific / 1600 Eastern / 2000 UTC / 0900 +1 NZT. Our special guest, live via Skype from Auckland, will be veteran AC rules and Deed of Gift guru Hamish Ross (NZL).

 

 

 

 

Finally, the YouTube video released by the team concurrent with the christening at their team base in Portsmouth, GBR Friday afternoon. The team has announced that both AC 75s will be named BRITANNIA (I and II), and the rendering of RITA in red links to the name Sir Ben used on all his boats used to win Olympic medals....

 

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload