Ben Ainslie

Swiss Alinghi helmsman Ed Baird holds up the the America's Cup trophy or 'Auld Mug' after winning the seventh regatta in the best-of-nine match series against Emirates Team New Zealand in Valencia, 03 July 2007. In a nail biting finish the Swiss just beat the Kiwis to the line to win the series 5-2 and take the 32nd America's Cup. (credit: JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

5 Strongest Challenges To Oracle Team USA For 35th America’s Cup

We take a look at some of the strongest challengers who threaten Oracle’s goal of defending the Auld Mug in the 35th America’s Cup.


Oracle Team USA tactician Ben Ainslie (R) on the stern of the boat races against Emirates Team New Zealand (R) while competing in the first race of the day during the 34th America's Cup on September 12, 2013 in San Francisco. Oracle Team USA replaced the position formerly held by John Kostecki with Ainslie, a four-time Olympic Gold medalist. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Ainslie Hopes To One Day Win America’s Cup For Britain

Signed to steer the B boat to help get skipper Jimmy Spithill into fighting trim, Ainslie never expected to sail in the match against Emirates Team New Zealand.