Ben Ainslie's America's Cup quest – Ben Ainslie meets with British prime minister, David Cameron at 10 Downing Street Tuesday. The British government has committed £7.5million ($12.8 million) of funding to the Olympic champion's sailing team and their new state-of-the-art base in the city of Portsmouth.
Ben Ainslie's America's Cup quest – An architect's vision of the Ben Ainslie Racing team base in Portsmouth, England. The facility will become a focal point for the design, construction and development of the BAR team's boats and will also provide sports science and fitness facilities
Ben Ainslie's America's Cup quest – Ainslie poses with the America's Cup outside London's Maritime Museum. Britain has never won the coveted trophy despite hosting the first ever edition of the event in 1851.
Ben Ainslie's America's Cup quest – The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, helped launch Britain's £80 million ($134 million) challenge alongside Ainslie in early June.
Ben Ainslie's America's Cup quest – Four-time Olympic gold medalist sailor Ainslie has pledged to bring the trophy back to the UK but will need to beat tech billionaire Larry Ellison's reigning champions, Oracle Team USA, to make his dream a reality.
Ben Ainslie's America's Cup quest – Larry Ellison holds the coveted cup aloft after defeating Emirates Team New Zealand in a thrilling comeback last year.