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AMERICA'S CUP COULD BE ON THE CARDS FOR FALMOUTH

3 October 2013

America's Cup could be on the cards for Falmouth

The cup, which was first won in England in 1851 following a race around the Isle of Wight by the event’s namesake, the ‘America’ schooner, has a prestigious history. Last week, Ainslie added to this history as he became the first British sailor in 110 years to be onboard an America’s Cup winning boat.

It is now hoped that, following this win, Falmouth could be on the cards as the next event venue, with Sir Ben said to have meetings lined up discussing the possibility of a British entry. As the winning team chooses the next location for the race, self catering Cornwall cottages could be booked up sharply to watch a Falmouth-hosted America’s Cup.

Sir Ben said in this article, ‘I grew up down in Falmouth in Cornwall, we had an America's Cup team down there in 1987 and I remember watching them training and preparing, and thinking about maybe one day being involved’.

 

Image Credit: bsterling (flickr.com)


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