Artist in Residence, Sir Ben Ainslie at the 35th America’s Cup, 2017

When Sir Ben Ainslie decided to take on the challenge of raising a team from scratch to contest the 2017 America’s Cup, he called on Jeremy to document the effort.

Jeremy had originally worked with Sir Ben – the most successful Olympic sailor of all time – at London 2012, where he relished the visual opportunities that sailing offered him as an artist: “the water, the light, the movement of the boats – it gives me all the ingredients I want in my paintings.” But in 2017, he was just as interested in the efforts of the 150-strong team working to get the boat out on the water as he was in the sailing action itself.

Proceeds from the sale of the America’s Cup paintings went to the 1851 Trust, an education charity supporting young people to become the scientists, engineers and innovators of the future.

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