Why the America's Cup is a big deal

The America's Cup is the oldest sailing competition in the world.

British sailor Sir Ben Ainslie is looking to lead his British team to victory in the competition for the first time in its 166-year history.

Ainslie is the most successful sailor in Olympic history with four gold medals and he was part of the Team Oracle USA who won the last America's Cup in 2013.

The boats they'll be sailing are 15m long and have 23.5m high sails, which enable them to travel at speeds of up to 60mph.

This year it's taking place in Bermuda, which is a British territory in the Atlantic Ocean.

Watch our video to hear from Ben, and to find out what children in Bermuda think about the race coming to their shores.