America’s Cup: How machine learning and F1 tech makes Sir Ben Ainslie’s ‘flying’ boat go faster

The America’s Cup is the most prestigious sailing event in the world; it’s sport’s oldest international trophy and is so fast and precise it’s described as Formula 1 on water. Despite Britain creating the competition back in 1851, it’s not once lifted the cup in those 165 years. Now, Great Britain’s challenge to bring the cup home is skippered by Olympic Gold-winning sailor Sir Ben Ainslie and powered by the technical expertise of world-leading off-road icon, Land Rover. It’s a partnership that makes British sailing fans’ mouths water, while the amount of technology that goes into making BAR’s (Ben Ainsley Racing) boat literally fly across the waves will make one’s eyes do the same. IBTimes UK was invited to Land Rover BAR’s headquarters on Portsmouth’s seafront to see how it’s…


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