Ben Ainslie's Big Gamble

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20150307

Can sailor Sir Ben Ainslie change history by creating the first British crew to win the America's Cup? After leading a US boat to victory in 2013, he decided to build a team in Britain from scratch. To do this he needs to raise £80 million, construct a purpose-built headquarters and inspire a local maritime workforce, all on the basis of his reputation and determination. Carolyn Quinn gets exclusive access to Britain's greatest competitive sailor and his team as they set about the task. And she asks if they will achieve their aim of leaving a lasting economic legacy for Portsmouth and the surrounding area.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

20150307

Can sailor Sir Ben Ainslie change history by creating the first British crew to win the America's Cup? After leading a US boat to victory in 2013, he decided to build a team in Britain from scratch. To do this he needs to raise £80 million, construct a purpose-built headquarters and inspire a local maritime workforce, all on the basis of his reputation and determination. Carolyn Quinn gets exclusive access to Britain's greatest competitive sailor and his team as they set about the task. And she asks if they will achieve their aim of leaving a lasting economic legacy for Portsmouth and the surrounding area.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.