Taking Flight: Britain's America's Cup Challenge (2016)

Taking Flight: Britain’s America’s Cup Challenge gets behind the scene access to the most successful Olympic sailor in history, multiple gold-winning Olympian, Sir Ben Ainslie and his team as they prepare to try and win the America’s Cup, sports oldest international trophy, a sporting challenge Britain has never won since it was first raced in 1851.

Ben Ainslie was a key player in the sensational comeback of Oracle Team USA against Emirates Team New Zealand in 2013 and is determined to bring the Cup home for Britain. The documentary is an intimate portrayal of top athletes, engineering excellence and a hard-working shore crew who together plan to right a wrong in Britain’s great maritime history.

Director: John Bonny

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