HMS St Albans to Support America’s Cup Race

Royal Navy’s HMS St Albans will act as the guard ship for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event hosted in Portsmouth later this month.

The frigate’s presence is just one of several ways in which the Navy has announced its support of the international race series, due to begin on July 23.

HMS St Albans will precede the Parade of Sail of the international racing yachts on First Thursday – June 23 – before the AC45 foiling catamarans began their four days of racing. They will also be flanked by the navy’s P2000 class vessels HMS Dasher and HMS Express who will assist with traffic management around the arena.

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