Expanding Young Horizons


The 1851 Trust is the Official Charity of Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing, the British America’s Cup team. The Trust is named after the year of the Great Exhibition when the America’s Cup race was first held around the Isle of Wight; beginning the challenge that Land Rover BAR has now embraced – to bring the Cup home.

The Trust harnesses the power of sport and inspiration of Land Rover BAR to enable and encourage young people from a wide demographic to:

  • Experience sailing and give them opportunities to continue in the sport
  • Understand the career choices and wider opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
  • Consider the environment and act sustainably


HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. The Royal Patron of the 1851 Trust adds personal touch to BAR HQ art project alongside 72 local children Images free for editorial use: Credit Lloyd Images

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“I am delighted to be Royal Patron of the 1851 Trust. I feel very fortunate to have enjoyed sailing from a young age and I know it is a great way of providing young people with the opportunity to develop skills and confidence. It is a hugely exciting time for sailing as the British Challenger bids to bring the America’s Cup back to Britain. I am looking forward to being part of this journey and I hope that through the 1851 Trust we can engage and inspire a new generation into sailing along the way”.

Royal Patron, HRH Duchess of Cambridge

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The Official Charity of Land Rover BAR, the team to bring the America’s Cup home to Britain