BAR - Ben Ainslie Racing
Charles Benedict "Ben" Ainslie, CBE, called King Ben is the most famous English sailor who won 11 World Championships and five Olympic Gold Medals since 1996. This in 5 different boat classes. The team was founded in 2012 and would like to gain experience for the 35th AC. Ben Ainslie was recently knighted and is now not a king, but in fact a "Sir".
AC 45 World Series      part 2
Country/ Challenge:Great Britain / Competitor, AC World Series Syndicate/Team:Ben Ainslie Racing CEO: Sir Ben Ainslie    Yacht Club: Royal Cornwall YC Skipper: Ben Ainslie 2013
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After 2007 it is  China's 2nd participation in the AC resp. the AC World Series. Although the team is supported by government and the Chinese Sailing Association - there is no indication that China wants already to enter rigorously the Cup - with all the possible technical and financial resources.
AC 45 World Series
(Last used information from january 2013)
China Team
Country/ Challenge:China / Competitor, AC World Se Syndicate/Team: China Team CEO: Chaoyoung Wang Yacht Club: Mei Fan Y Skipper: Fred Le Peurtec  Phil Robertson 2013
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The team changed several times their logos and positions and added a blue dragon close to the sterns.
AC45 World Series HS Racing as challenger in Naples 2013
Country/ Challenge:USA/ Competitor, AC World Series Syndicate/Team: HS Racing Yacht Club: Golden Gate YC, San Francisc Skipper: Roman Hagara, H.P. Steinacher
HS Racing was the team of Roman Hagara and Hans-Peter Steinacher, the two Austrian, 2-time Olympic champion in the Tornado class. Both are also the Sports Directors of the Red Bull Youth America's Cup.Hagara and Steinacher attended the AC 45 World Series late and  only for 4 days in April 2013 in Naples The team sailed under the Red Bull design but under the  U.S. Flag  for the Golden Gate YC, San Francisco, in partnership with the Oracle team. Participation was made possible by the 4-times AC winner Russell Coutts. The New Zealanders is currently CEO of the Oracle Team. Although the team sailed in Naples on the 8 place, it landed finally on last place due to the short participation.
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Hagara and Steinacher
With the Gennaker of Oracle#5 (Coutts) in a match-race with  Oracle#4 (Spithill)
3. Day/ 3. Race in front of Naples
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