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INEOS TEAM UK, led by Sir Ben Ainslie, is the Challenger of Record for the 37th America’s Cup and was the British Challenger to the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland in 2021.

INEOS is supporting INEOS TEAM UK as the team aims to make history by bringing the America’s Cup back to Britain for the first time in its 170-year history.

America's Cup Challengers

Known as the Formula One on water, the America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in sport. Although the first race took place around the Isle of Wight, it has never been won by a British challenger. Sir Ben Ainslie and the team are doing all they can to change this and make history by winning the America’s Cup.

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INEOS products in the America’s Cup

We produce some of the key chemicals and compounds that go into the AC75, a 75ft foiling monohull which has been created for the 36th America’s Cup. Products include acrylonitrile that is essential for carbon fibre which is used for the boat and the sails, the solvents that go into making paint for the boat, to polystyrene in helmets worn by the sailors and intermediates that are used in fast drying lycra, within sports glasses, and oligomers in the synthetic oils that prevent wear and tear under the harshest of conditions.

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INEOS Hygienics supporting INEOS TEAM UK

INEOS TEAM UK use INEOS Hygienics sanitisers and touchless dispensers to help keep the team safe while on shore, reducing the risk of transmission of viruses and bacteria, to minimise the number of days lost to avoidable illness.  

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Mercedes-Benz Applied Science

Leveraging the Mercedes F1 Team’s world-leading experts and technological capabilities across all aspects of performance, Mercedes-Benz Applied Science is working with INEOS TEAM UK and INEOS Grenadiers on multiple projects to support their performance ambitions. Up to 30 engineers from Applied Science are collaborating on the INEOS TEAM UK project, working across simulation, manufacturing and control systems, including producing the Britannia’s wing foil that helps it to fly through the water.

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