Ainslie eyes British team for America's Cup

Updated: September 29, 2013, 10:49 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- After helping Oracle to a memorable victory in the America's Cup, Ben Ainslie wants to win sailing's premier event with a British team.

The four-time Olympic champion says he will hold talks in the coming days about the possibility of entering a team from Britain for the next America's Cup.

Britain hasn't competed since 1964 and no British team has won the trophy in its 162-year history.

Ainslie told BBC radio on Sunday "we'll talk pretty honestly about whether we think it's realistic to get a campaign together," adding "none of us want to do it unless we've got a good shot of winning it."

Ainslie joined Oracle as tactician midway through the America's Cup and helped the U.S. team come from 8-1 down to beat Team New Zealand 9-8 Wednesday.

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