London – Land Rover BAR, the British America’s Cup team will race with Tony Langley’s British sailing team Gladiator, to compete on the TP52 Racing circuit as Land Rover BAR Gladiator.
The newly formed team is gearing up for its racing debut, the SCYA Midwinter Regatta in San Diego on the 10th – 11th February. They will spend the week training on the race course ahead of the weekend’s racing.
Sir Ben Ainslie and Tony Langley will lead the team with Langley at the helm. Many of the crew that represented Land Rover BAR at the 35th America’s Cup competition in Bermuda last summer will be racing, including Sailing Team Manager Jono Macbeth and the British Olympic Finn gold medallist from Rio 2016, Giles Scott.
Giles Scott recently returned to the Finn class, winning the 2018 World Cup Series Miami, USA with a day to spare. David Carr (grinder), Matt Cornwell (bow), Nick Hutton (mid-bow), and Andy McLean (navigator) will also be aboard from the AC35 crew.
Geoff Povey will return as grinder from last season’s Gladiator crew, alongside Andrew Escourt (main) and Tom Wilson (pit); with Jono Swain (downwind trim) and two times America’s Cup winner Joey Newton (trim) joining the team for the circuit.
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