“I want to work with the best, that's why I chose Scorpion.”
Sir Ben Ainslie
In 2012, four times British Olympic Gold medalist Sir Ben Ainslie chose the Scorpion Serket 98 as his chase boat for his AC45 campaign team competing in the Americas Cup World Series, a professional circuit of match and fleet race regattas comprising some of the world’s best sailing teams. This global spectacle brings Americas Cup level racing to international sailing venues. The Serket made an idea chase boat for Ben both on the water and off as with its tubes deflated, the Serket 98 fits into a standard shipping container, making shipping around the world to the next event simple and inexpensive.
The America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in sport dating back to 1851, and is also regarded as the hardest to win. The 2013 event comprised two different stages, The Loius Vuiton Cup and the America’s Cup Finals in which Ben’s Team Oracle famously made the come back of all time to win the last nine races to beat Team New Zealand nine to eight.