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America's Cup World Series - Team BAR ready to battle in Naples


'America’s Cup World Series Naples / ACWS Naples. Italy. The J.P.Morgan BAR AC45 skippered by Ben Ainslie'    © Lloyd Images/J.P.Morgan BAR    Click Here to view large photo

America’s Cup World Series racing kicks off for the final event tomorrow, Thursday April 18th in Naples following a six month break with the nine teams now back and ready to battle it out for the overall title. Team BAR now discuss the latest on their progress.

Today has been the final practice day for the team, who after such a long break are looking forward to racing again. Naples presents a very different challenge to the two previous events in San Francisco. J.P.Morgan BAR has been adjusting to the light Mediterranean conditions.



Skipper Ben Ainslie, 'It’s definitely a different environment to race in, it means we’re learning some new skills, we have to get our head around sailing in a lighter breeze, it’s a challenge but we are adapting well'.

America’s Cup World Series Naples / ACWS Naples. Italy. The J.P.Morgan BAR AC45 skippered by Ben Ainslie -  http://bar.americascup.com/!©_Lloyd_Images-J.P.Morgan_BAR   Click Here to view large photo
For the crew onboard J.P.Morgan BAR they have a clear objective ahead of them, as J.P.MorganBAR headsail trimmer Simon Daubney explained.

'I’ve got to be honest with you we won’t be entirely happy unless we win this regatta, we have to be realistic and we have a healthy respect for the other teams we’re up against and there are good guys that are out sailing here, but you ask me a question and I’ll give you an honest answer, we won’t be happy with anything else but winning.'

There will be three races for J.P.Morgan BAR tomorrow, one match race in the first quarterfinal against Team Energy, followed by two fleet races.

Skipper Ben Ainslie gives his thoughts on the challenge ahead for the crew and how the team has been adapting to sailing in Naples.

'For us at J.P.Morgan BAR, we’ve only competed in two events, both of them in San Francisco and both in pretty breezy conditions. So every practice session we can squeeze in makes a big difference to us. In addition, the weather for the rest of the week in Naples puts us in territory that we have little experience of in the AC45s. In up to 12 knots of true wind we will be using the big gennakers downwind as opposed to the code zeros that we used in the breezier conditions in San Francisco. We’ve only used this sail a couple of times in practice and still have a lot to learn.

America’s Cup World Series Naples/ ACWS Naples - VIP’s enjoying their visit to the J.P.Morgan Hospitality area at Club 45 -  http://bar.americascup.com/!©_Lloyd_Images-J.P.Morgan_BAR   Click Here to view large photo

The gennakers present a number of key differences for us as a crew, in particular handling. Unlike most boats that get harder to sail as the wind increases, the AC45s are almost the opposite. The gennakers are much larger than the code zeros and are therefore trickier to gybe. When the breeze gets towards the upper limit for these sails they do become a handful. We’ve had little experience of this so we’ve still yet to get our systems sorted on board.

Add to this the forecast sea breezes of around 10 knots or maybe a little more and we’re into the top end of these sails making it just about as difficult as it gets for the crew.'

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J.P.Morgan BAR crew list Naples

Ben Ainslie (GBR) – Helm
Simon Daubney (NZL) – Headsail trimmer
Matthew Mitchell (NZL) – Floater
Kyle Langford (AUS) – Wing Trimmer
Jan Dekker (RSA)- Bowman

The nine teams for the America’s Cup World Series Naples are (with skipper and points earned in the 2012-13 season championship):

Oracle Team Usa Slingsby (Tom Slingsby) – 165 pts.
Luna Rossa Piranha (Chris Draper) – 121
Artemis Racing White (Charlie Ekberg) – 120
J.P. Morgan BAR (Ben Ainslie) – 116
Energy Team (Yann Guichard) – 102
Emirates Team New Zealand (Dean Barker) – 100
Luna Rossa Swordfish (Francesco Bruni) – 71
China Team (Mitch Booth) – 43
HS Racing (Roman Hagara) – 0

http://bar.americascup.com/


by Lucy Harwood – Ben Ainslie Racing

  

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