BRITISH sailing challengers Land Rover BAR have thanked crowds for their ‘unbelievable’ support as excitement builds ahead of the World Series racing.
The side, skippered by Olympian Sir Ben Ainslie, took to a stage in the Race Village arena to welcome spectators before they prepare to put on an incredible spectacle in the Solent.
Addressing the crowd, Sir Ben said: ‘Other than winning the America’s Cup, this is by far and away the biggest deal for us.
‘Winning in front of the home crowd last year was incredible.
‘It looks like it will be a great day of racing and we will really go for it; thanks for turning out.’
Land Rover BAR crew member David Carr said: ‘The support is unbelievable. It means so much.’