And The Lineup Is…

Immediately following on the heels of Justice Herman Cahn’s decision to uphold his
November 27, 2007 decision that the Golden Gate Yacht Club shall be the official challenger of record for the 33rd America’s Cup, BMW Oracle Racing (BOR) announces their star-studded line up. The roster is deep, with talent from many disciplines of high-end sailing. Here’s a look at who will be doing what on whatever boat is used to challenge for the next Cup:

Alberto Barovier, Italy, foredeck

Russell Coutts, New Zealand, skipper

Simone de Mari, Italy, pit

Dirk de Ridder, The Netherlands, mainsail trimmer

Noel Drennan, Ireland; mainsail trimmer

Larry Ellison, USA, afterguard

Shannon Falcone, United Kingdom, mast

Daniel Fong, New Zealand, trimmer

Ross Halcrow, New Zealand, trimmer

Jared Henderson, New Zealand, pit

John Kostecki, USA, tactician

Michele Ivaldi, Italy, navigator

Jonathan Macbeth, New Zealand, grinder

Brian MacInnes, Canada, grinder

Gilberto Nobili, Italy, grinder

Joe Newton, Australia, trimmer

Hamish Pepper, New Zealand, strategist

Matteo Plazzi, Italy, navigator

Max Sirena, Italy, foredeck

Alan Smith, New Zealand, foredeck

James Spithill, Australia, helmsman

Joe Spooner, New Zealand, grinder

Andrew Taylor, New Zealand, grinder

Simeon Tienpont, The Netherlands, grinder

Brad Webb, New Zealand, foredeck

Carl Williams, New Zealand, grinder

Stay tuned for more information about the 33rd America’s Cup as it emerges. For more info on BOR, check out

Posted: March 20, 2008

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