Duchess Kate managed to get a real taste of the sea air at the Sailing Grand Prix in Plymouth.
Plymouth – Duchess Kate raced in the English Channel with a British sailing team.
Wearing a wetsuit, the wife of Queen’s grandson Prince William finished at sea off Plymouth on Olympic champion Ben Ainsley’s F50 catamaran in front of the New Zealand team. Thousands watched the friendly match from the beach on Sunday.
The Duchess was in the port city in southwest England in her role as patron of the 1851 Trust, the charity of the UK’s SailGP. Helps young people aged 11-16 gain experience in science, technology, and engineering.
Ainsley praised Kate: “She’s a really good sailor,” said Sir Benn. I have sailed with her several times. But after Kate spent a lot of time talking to members of the SailGP race, he jokingly urged her to speed up: “Come on, we have a race to the race, my friend.”
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