The Duchess of Cambridge, Royal Patron of the 1851 Trust, accompanied by The Duke of Cambridge will make a return visit to Portsmouth to see the second Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event to take place in the city. Land Rover BAR, led by Sir Ben Ainslie, is the first British team to contest an official America’s Cup event on home waters since the competition began in 1851.
Their Royal Highnesses will visit the BAR team base, to see their state of the art testing boats, and meet the team driving the advanced design and technology forward to help the team achieve their goal to bring the Cup home. They will then watch the teams from USA, France, New Zealand, Japan, Sweden and the British Challenger compete in three races on the Solent, alongside the thousands of fans watching on from the Race Village on Southsea seafront.
Afterwards, they will visit the competing teams in the Race Village where they will meet the six international Skippers and their crews and also joined by children involved with the 1851 Trust. The Trust is using this exciting time for the sport in the UK to inspire a new generation into sailing and the marine industry.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will then head to the main stage to present the event winners with their trophy.