A blend of youth and experience for Mexico Finale

Extreme Sailing Series GC32, Barcelona, Spain. INEOS REBELS UK, 
Race day 3.
June 16
Extreme Sailing Series GC32, Barcelona, Spain. INEOS REBELS UK, Race day 3. June 16
  • Sir Ben Ainslie, Joey Newton & Giles Scott join the INEOS Rebels line-up in Mexico 
  • Racing takes place Thursday 29th November – Sunday 2nd December 
  • Live racing at INEOSTEAMUK.com Saturday and Sunday  

The INEOS Rebels will see INEOS TEAM UK senior sailors, Ben Ainslie, Giles Scott and Joey Newton, join their crew line up for the Extreme Sailing Series 2018 grand finale in Los Cabos, Mexico. The racing takes place from Thursday 29th November until Sunday 2nd December and marks the seventh and final event on the circuit and counts as a double-points scorer with spots on the overall podium up for grabs.    


The senior sailors will resume their roles from the GC32 Racing Tour; Team Principal and Skipper, Ainslie, will lead on the water as Helmsman, Olympic gold medallist Scott will make the tactical calls and two times America's Cup winner, Newton maintains his role as Jib Trimmer. Rebels sailors Oli Greber will continue on Bow with Mark Spearman as Mainsail Trimmer whilst Will Alloway and Adam Kay will support the team as reserve sailors.

Ainslie on lining up with the Rebels, “Mentoring the younger sailors is what our Rebels programme is all about. We’ve seen continual growth and improvement in the team throughout the year and Leigh (McMillan) has done a great job helping the guys to grow and develop their sailing skills.  

Ben Ainslie for INEOS TEAM UK - GC32 Racing Tour 2018
© Harry KH

“I’m personally really looking forward to getting back out on the GC32, we’ve enjoyed racing the boat on the GC32 Racing Tour. We’ve learnt a lot ourselves about this style of racing and crew dynamic onboard and finished the Tour with a win in Toulon. The ESS fleet is really competitive but Giles and some of the Rebels have raced here before so I’ll be looking to them for some tips and local knowledge of the course!” 

Racing starts on Thursday 29th November at 1400 – 1700 local time, - 6 GMT. SAP will host live insights and 3D analytics over the four event days with the racing streamed live online at INEOS TEAM UK on Saturday and Sunday.

INEOS Rebels Los Cabos line up:  

Helm: Ben Ainslie 

Tactician: Giles Scott

Jib Trimmer: Joey Newton  

Main Trimmer: Mark Spearman 

Bowman: Oli Greber 

Reserve Sailor & skipper: Will Alloway 

Reserve Sailor: Adam Kay 

Coach: Andrew Walsh 

Boat Captain: Matty Adams 

Project Manager: Rob Andrews

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2018 overall standings

Position / Team / Points

1st, Alinghi (SUI) 68 points

2nd, SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) 65 pts

3rd, Oman Air (OMA) 63 pts

4th, INEOS Rebels UK (GBR) 54 pts

5th, Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 50 pts

6th, Team México (MEX) 42 pts

Extreme Sailing Series 2018 

Muscat, 14 - 17 March – 4th 

GC32 World Championship, Lake Garda 24 May – 27 May 

Barcelona 14 – 17 June 

Cascais, Portugal 5-8 July 

Cardiff, 24 - 27 August

San Diego, 18 - 21 October

Los Cabos, 29 November – 2 December