Ben Ainslie Racing's new base nears completion

Ben Ainslie Racing’s new base

Are you following Ben Ainslie Racing’s new base progress?

Meet the management, see the Ben Ainslie Racings website and follow their progress on Twitter and come along and Take a tour with Mathew Sheahan of Ben Ainslie Racings’ new base as it nears completion.

As the BAR America’s Cup base in Portsmouth nears completion, Matthew Sheahan was given a tour of an impressive facility that pulls no punches when it comes to making a statement of intent

If you are in any doubt as to how serious the latest British assault on America’s Cup is, there is one simple way of appreciating the effort and commitment that is going into bringing the Cup back to Britain just take a look at Ben Ainslie Racing’s base.

With the building now entering the final months of fit out, the striking 28m tall structure on Camber Quay in Portsmouth is impossible to miss.

Admittedly it’s still a building site and clearly you won’t get access, but you don’t need to in order to get a feel for how big an undertaking this building and the Cup campaign really is. Simply arrange your day to have lunch at The Still & West pub opposite the new BAR base and you’ll have a great view of the works.

Fortunately I was taken a step further last week and given a guided tour of the building.

Ben Ainslie Racing’s new base.

In 13 years of covering modern America’s Cup, I have seen and been inside of plenty of impressive America’s Cup, bases but this one is something very different.

The size of a shopping centre, the BAR base is no temporary structure designed for a couple of years lead up to the 35th AC in 2017, this building is here to stay. Not only that, but the building itself has presented some interesting technical challenges, not least catering for the giant openings at the front. Here three huge three-storey high bays each have a crane running on girders inside the building that can carry up to 30 tonnes each.

Ben Ainslie Racing's new base outside view

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