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Building an America's Cup dream

Updated 1351 GMT (2151 HKT) February 9, 2015
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Ben Ainslie was also part of Team Oracle's America's Cup victory in 2013. Now the Briton is in charge of his own team. Don Emmert/Getty Images/File
A rainbow in the distance greets the Ben Ainslie Racing team in mixed conditions in Portsmouth Shaun Roster Photography
Dirk Kramers sketches some designs for Ben Ainslie Racing. He also uses an iPad. Ben Ainslie Racing
As team principal and skipper, Ben Ainslie is at the helm of the project working closely with the designers to get the right approach. Ben Ainslie Racing
Already, his crew are tackling the first test boat and feeding back to designers at their Portsmouth base to see how the boat can be bettered. Ben Ainslie Racing
Every time the team's boat takes to the water, the designers pore over the data received to further improve the boat. Ben Ainslie Racing
And the eventual goal is that the boat in question that the workforce, currently at 55, comes up with will win the Cup. Shaun Roster Photography
Much as the boats did in last year's America's Cup, the team's test boat looks like it is literally flying through the water, known as foiling. Ben Ainslie Racing
It is a painstaking approach with two-and-a-half years still to go for the entire team from sailors through to the design team. Ben Ainslie Racing
The team will move to a state-of-the-art new headquarters in Portsmouth next year from where they will plot their America's Cup ambitions. Shaun Roster Photography
While the new facility is in the process of being built, the team are in a temporary base in an industrial estate in Portsmouth. Shaun Roster Photography