Land Rover BAR Supporter Newsletter – Issue #22 July


It's been just over one month since the final race of the 35th America's Cup, when Emirates Team New Zealand took the win in Bermuda. Last week we heard from the new Defender of the America's Cup - along with the Challenger of Record, Luna Rossa - announcing that the Protocol establishing the parameters for the 36th America's Cup will be released in September. They are considering the possibility that the 36th America's Cup Match and the preceding Challenger Selection Series will be conducted in Auckland early in 2021, during the New Zealand summer. We look forward to more news from the Kiwi camp within the next few months.

Meanwhile, Red Bull Youth America's Cup Champions, Land Rover BAR Academy, are continuing to compete and will return to home waters to race in the Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff on 25th-28th August. We are incredibly proud of their achievements, we've had 150 applicants to the Land Rover BAR Academy programme since we launched and we are always on the look-out for more enthusiastic young sailors to join the squad, check out how to apply here.

Team Principal & Skipper, Sir Ben Ainslie

Land Rover BAR's 35th America's Cup moments

WATCH: A good start, the big bang and shore team heroes - click to relive highlights from Bermuda

Land Rover BAR Academy crowned
Red Bull Youth America's Cup Champions

Land Rover BAR Academy crowned Red Bull Youth America's Cup Champions

The training, hard work and dedication over the last 18 months paid off for the Land Rover BAR Academy as they were crowned 2017 Red Bull Youth America's Cup (RBYAC) Champions after a nail biting final race.

They competed in 12 races against 12 other nations on Bermuda's Great Sound and finished the event with 50 points, just two points ahead of second placed New Zealand Sailing Team (48 points) and eight points ahead of Switzerland's Team Tilt (42 points).

The team went straight from Bermuda to continue competing in the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series with Act 3 in Madeira followed by Act 4 in Barcelona. They will now compete in four final events on the circuit: Hamburg, Germany 10th-13th August; home event Cardiff, UK 25th-28th August; San Diego, USA 19th-22nd October and Los Cabos, Mexico 30th November–3rd December.

Find out more and watch the replay from Bermuda.

Find out how the Land Rover BAR Academy prepared for the RBYAC

Over 150 young sailors have signed up for the Land Rover BAR Academy. Have you got what it takes to join them? Apply now

Go Sail with the 1851 Trust this summer

Go Sail with the 1851 Trust and UKSA this summer!

The 1851 Trust has partnered with UKSA to deliver Go Sail, a programme that has so far enabled 1,045 young people, aged 14-16, in the Solent area the opportunity to try sailing, combined with a visit to the TECH DECK at our Portsmouth team base. Already 156 pupils have gone on to complete a four day RYA Start Sailing course with a further 500 young people booked in to attend a sailing session over the summer and start of the next school term.

If you're aged 14-16, sign up for a summer sailing session today via the website or contact for more information.

Say NO to single-use plastics
with a Chilly's reusable waterbottle

Click th​e image ​to purch​ase your​ Land Ro​ver BAR ​Chilly's​ reusabl​e waterb​ottle to​day

Did you know that 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic have been produced since 1950 and roughly half of this was manufactured in the last 13 years? It's time to make a change, as less than 10% of plastics are currently recycled and 79% goes to landfill.

It is also estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastics than fish in our oceans - swap to a reusable water bottle today and say NO to single use plastics!

Wear the official team kit from Henri Lloyd

Click th​e image ​for 30% ​off offi​cial Lan​d Rover ​BAR merc​handise ​at Henri​ Lloyd

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Land Rover BAR AC35 Bermuda


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