INEOS Rebels UK is made up of some of the country’s top youth sailing talent, aged between 19-24 years old. The programme is a continuation of INEOS TEAM UK’s commitment to supporting the next generation, providing a pathway for talented young British sailors to develop their skills and progress into the America’s Cup.
Young sailors within the programme have access to the expertise and world class sports facilities at the INEOS TEAM UK HQ in Portsmouth. The sailors will develop new skills by taking workshops within the wider departments of the senior team, including rigging and finance, allowing the sailors to widen their skill set and become more rounded individuals.
The team also receive mentoring from senior team members including Sailing Team Manager, ‘Jono’ Macbeth, Head of Human Performance, Ben Williams and senior sailors, Ben Ainslie, Giles Scott and Leigh McMillan. The INEOS Rebels UK support team is made up of London 2012 Olympic Sailing/Venue Manager and former RYA Olympic coach Rob Andrews, Andrew Walsh, a former Extreme Sailing Series and Olympic multihull sailor and coach and Boat Captain, Matty Adams.
Application into the INEOS Rebels UK team is continuous, an updated application form will be online soon.
The INEOS Rebels UK team is currently competing in the Extreme Sailing Series 2018, at seven Acts across the globe. The series provides the young sailors with their first opportunity to race with a senior mentor on a professional and world class circuit, fast tracking their development. The team are currently 4th overall on the overall leader board, after the first Extreme Sailing Series 2018 event in Muscat in March.