Land Rover BAR

When the America's Cup heats came to Portsmouth in 2015 and 2016, BAE Systems signed an agreement to provide high-tech engineering expertise to Land Rover BAR’s Technical Innovation Group (TIG), in support of the team’s bid to bring the cup back to the UK in 2017.
T3 flies past HMS Bulwark
T3 flies past HMS Bulwark
The company’s UK based engineers will work to improve the performance of the racing team by adapting solutions normally used in the defence and aerospace sectors. As part of Land Rover BAR’s world class, multidisciplinary research and development Technical Innovation Group, BAE Systems will provide the best of British high-tech engineering to support the existing design team to give a competitive advantage to the racing. The agreement between BAE Systems and Land Rover BAR runs to December 2017.
Martin Whitmarsh, Chief Executive Officer, Land Rover BAR said: “We’re very happy to welcome BAE Systems to our Technical Innovation Group.  I began my career with the company, and I know that they will bring a significant and important technical and engineering capacity to the team.”
Since establishing a team headquarters in Portsmouth, Land Rover BAR has been committed to the education of young people.  The team shares an interest with BAE Systems to increase aspirations and attainment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) amongst young people.  BAE Systems will further support the team by funding an interactive exhibition space at the new team headquarters for use by schools in the region to boost their access to STEM resources.
Land Rover BAR Team Principal, Ben Ainslie, flies T2


Taking a look behind the scenes at Land Rover BAR's headquarters in Portsmouth.
Sailors Matt Cornwell and Leigh McMillan testing the aerodynamic properties of their sailing kit


The latest updates from our partnership with Land Rover BAR.


See the latest video updates on Land Rover BAR's YouTube channel.
Land Rover BAR racing on the AC45F


A selection of images which document our partnership to date.