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Visit to Ineos Team UK 2019

posted 7 May 2019, 09:38 by   [ updated 9 Sep 2019, 11:05 by Zak Warren ]
Ellen MacArthur Troop were invited to visit Ineos Team UK, the home of Ben Ainsley's America's Cup team. After a tour of the building, we were taken up to the Tech Deck where we learnt about the America's Cup, the team, and their state-of-the-art sailing boats. 

We had the opportunity to explore the Tech Deck. This included boat design terminals, a piece of the carbon-fibre hull of last year's entry, and VR sailing experiences. 

We then learnt all about sails and how they worked. This included designing and building our own sails, which we tested in the wind tunnel. There was even a chance to test a model of Ben Ainsley to see how he fared as a sail!