Ainslie con­fi­dent for GB’s Cup prospects

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL -

GREAT Bri­tain’s Amer­ica’s Cup bid was “the start of some­thing spe­cial” ac­cord­ing to skip­per Sir Ben Ainslie, who reck­ons the new team can only get bet­ter. The 40-year-old four-time Olympic gold medal­list from Mac­cles­field cap­tained the team in this year’s bid to be Bri­tain’s first win­ning crew. GB lost in the semi-fi­nals to New Zealand but Ainslie is up­beat for the fu­ture.

“We’re a new team in this game, we will be con­tin­u­ing the Amer­ica’s Cup and we will be stronger next time. We know we’ve got the back­ing. It’s a tough game to win and there’s a rea­son why it has never been won since 1851.

“This is the start of some­thing spe­cial for us and the way we’ve re­sponded to some dif­fi­cult times gives me great heart for the fu­ture.”

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