Backed by INEOS Founder and Chairman Sir Jim Ratcliffe and led by the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, Sir Ben Ainslie, INEOS TEAM UK will challenge for the 36th America’s Cup. The British team, who will race for Royal Yacht Squadron Racing, was formed in 2014 before joining forces with INEOS in 2018.
The INEOS team boasts a world class sailing crew including Team Principal Skipper Sir Ben Ainslie and fellow Olympic Gold medallist Giles Scott, who is the team's Tactician. Combined, the team has 16 America’s Cup wins and eight Olympic medals.
INEOS TEAM UK’s leadership team includes four times Cup winner Grant Simmer as CEO and Nick Holroyd, who was instrumental in bringing foiling technology into the Cup, as Chief Designer.
The team will now challenge for the 36th America's Cup on their yacht BRITANNIA as the first back-to-back British challenge that can claim continuity since Sir T.O.M. Sopwith’s second attempt in 1937.