Tuesday, December 15th 2020—INEOS TEAM UK shared a video on Youtube of Kate delivering a good luck message to Sir Ben Ainslie’s team ahead of the America’s Cup challenge next month.
The Duchess, dressed in a casual and sporty ensemble, said:
Sir Ben Ainslie and his team are about the embark on the challenge of a lifetime, an attempt to win sport’s oldest international trophy, the America’s Cup. All the teams taking part have spent years preparing for the match and sailing fans around the world are awaiting the exciting showdown in March. Six years ago, William and I raced against each other on the America’s Cup race boats during our visit to New Zealand, which was hugely exciting. But next year, in far more capable hands and thanks to the incredible engineering and technology behind their new race boat Britannia, the British team will race across the Haraki Gulf in Auckland at speeds of up to 60 miles an hour. I am delighted that the 1851 Trust, which I am proud to support, is the official charity of sir ben’s team. The Trust involvement in the America’s Cup will, I hope, continue to encourage young people from all walks of life to get out on the water and inspire a new generation of sailing enthusiasts. As all the teams prepare to take part in their first race, I want to wish them the very best of luck over the coming months. We will all be cheering you on.The Duchess of Cambridge
Kate is Patron of the 1851 trust, INEOS TEAM UK’s official charity.
Of course, we can only see the top half of Kate’s outfit in the video. The Duchess is wearing official America’s Cup clothing from Belstaff‘s Britannia Collection. You may be pleased to read that both pieces are still available to buy (at the time of writing, 17th Dec 2020).
The windbreaker jacket from retails for £175 / $250 (other currencies available too). The dark navy blue jacket is lightweight and packs down small for ease of transportation. It’s made from water-repellent poly taffeta, features a drawstring hood and hem, underarm vents, two side pockets and contrasting orange exposed zips. The jacket features a union jack flag and the words ‘Britannia Challenger 36th America’s Cup’.
The top, also from the Britannia Collection, is white with ‘dark ink’ blue stripes. Made from cotton jersey, the top features long sleeves and a round neckline. Belstaff describe it as a ‘seafaring staple.’ It retails for £95 / $140.