Check out our coverage of Land Rover BAR's christening of their America’s Cup Class Boat, code-named R1. Land Rover BAR, led by four-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie, is the British Challenger competing in the 35th America’s Cup. The long-term aim of the team is to #BringTheCupHome to where it all began in 1851, something Britain has so far never managed to achieve. R1 will be the America’s Cup Class boat to be raced during the 35th America’s Cup and will represent the combined efforts of our now 140-strong team across three years. After the launch of four test boats, tens of thousands of hours of design and engineering development, on the water testing and painstaking construction, the team has seen its efforts crystallised into the boat.