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High Performance Academy trip to Ben Ainslie racing base

posted 6 Mar 2017, 06:04 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 6 Mar 2017, 06:05 ]
High Performance Academy students from Years 7 and 8 visited the Ben Ainslie Racing Americas Cup base in Portsmouth last week. Students were given a tour of the base and worked within their specially adapted 'tech deck'. They learnt about the history of the Americas Cup and about Ben Ainlsie's campaign to win the cup in Bermuda this year. They had an opportunity to design sails and test their creations in the wind tunnels. They also raced against Ben Ainslie in a sailing simulator. Year 9 & 10 students visit the base on 21st March 2017.