Land Rover BAR was launched on June 10th 2014 in the presence of the Duchess of Cambridge. The team was conceived by four times Olympic gold medalist and 34th America’s Cup winner, Sir Ben Ainslie, with the long-term aim of challenging for Britain and bringing the America’s Cup back home to where it all began in 1851. Ben will develop and lead a British entry capable of winning the prestigious trophy, something Britain has so far never managed to achieve. The team is made up of some of the best British and international sailors, designers, builders and racing support. Land Rover BAR is a commercial sporting team, and is leading the sporting world in sustainability.
Low Carbon as the official renewable energy partner, has ensured that the team’s new headquarters on the Camber in Portsmouth – is powered by the very latest, high efficiency solar photovoltaic (PV) technology. The partnership will greatly support Land Rover BAR’s efforts to run a sustainable business with clean energy. It will also see the team’s HQ accorded BREEAM ‘Excellent’ status – the hallmark of excellence in sustainable building.