Tuesday, September 2, 2014   

Kate launches America's Cup bid for Britain
(06-10 19:34)

Prince William's wife Kate was on board to help launch Olympic sailor Ben Ainslie's bid to win the America's Cup yacht race for Britain.
Ainslie, who famously helped Oracle Team USA overturn an 8-1 deficit to win last year's most recent edition of the historic race, met the Duchess of Cambridge at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, south-east London.
Although the America's Cup started in 1851 with a race on the waters around the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of the English mainland, no British team has ever lifted one of the oldest trophies in international sport.
But four-time Olympic gold medalist Ainslie hopes to change all that when the next edition takes place in 2017.
''We want to bring it home, it would be an amazing thing for this country,'' Ainslie said.
Kate, who wore a Jaeger dress, is a sailing enthusiast who beat her husband in a ''friendly'' race when the pair were on rival yachts during an event in Auckland Harbor on their tour of New Zealand in April.--AFP
   
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