Read the full report from the second Preliminary Regatta of the 37th America’s Cup

“It’s a frustrating result but there is still plenty to take away, lots of learnings and massive improvement from last time out in Villanova,” commented skipper and CEO Ben Ainslie. “ That’s pleasing, but we certainly wanted to be higher up the leader board.    

“We have learned way more than we thought we would from these two AC40 events. Disappointing as the results are in many ways, they have been a massive boost to our campaign. Without these events, undoubtedly, we would not have been as competitive next year in Barcelona.  

“So, that’s just how important it has been to have this opportunity to race and to learn from the whole fleet — especially ETNZ, and congratulations to them on a dominant performance. And a big thank you to our organizers here in Jeddah, it’s been a phenomenal event, brilliant conditions, the hosts have been truly wonderful .”

Ben Ainslie