Iain Percy and Ben Ainslie, two of the world's top Olympic dinghy sailors could be in line for the next ACC

An interesting report by Ed Gorman in The Times this morning indicates that Iain Percy and Ben Ainslie, two of the world’s top Olympic dinghy sailors are likely to team up with Peter Harrison for a 2007 British America’s Cup campaign.

Having spent a year with the Seattle-based OneWorld syndicate for the last ACC Ainslie has some valuable experience under his belt about how to run an America’s Cup campaign. Percy, on the other hand, will be totally new to the scene which, according to Gorman’s report, is no bad thing stating: “As far as Harrison’s campaign goes, Percy and Ainslie are in the useful position of not having been involved with the last effort, which will allow them far greater freedom in terms of cutting out dead wood and bringing in new talent and ideas.”

See p34 of The Times Sport section for full report.