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
Author:
Publish date:

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 www.bmworacleracing.com

Posted: March 20, 2008

Related

emSelf-tacking-jib

Ask Sail: Are Self-trackers Worth It?

Q: I’m seeing more and more self-tacking jibs out on the water (and in the pages of SAIL) these days. I can’t help thinking these boats are all hopelessly underpowered, especially off the wind, when compared to boats with even slightly overlapping headsails. But I could be ...read more

01-LEAD-hose-leak-CREDIT-BoatUS

Know how: Is Your Bilge Pump up to the Job?

Without much reflection, I recently replaced my broken bilge pump with a slightly larger model. After all, I thought, surely an 800 gallon-per-hour (gph) pump will outperform the previous 500gph unit? Well, yes, but that’s no reason to feel much safer, as I soon discovered. The ...read more

190314-viddy

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: A Source of Hope

The tagline for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is "serious sailing, serious fun." However, for the inhabitants of St. Maarten, the event is more than just a festival of great music and some of the best sailing around. Local blogger Angie Soeffker explains the impact the race ...read more

SPOTX-1500x1500_front

Gear: SPOT-X Satellite

Hits the SPOT The SPOT-X two-way satellite messenger is an economical way of staying connected to the outside world via text or e-mail when you’re at sea. As well as the messaging service, it has a distress function that not only alerts authorities if you’re in trouble, but lets ...read more

_8105684

A Kid’s Take on the Northwest Passage

Going North—and West Crack! Crunch! I woke with a start to the sound of ice scraping the hull of our 60ft sailboat, Dogbark. In a drowsy daze, I hobbled out of the small cabin I was sharing with my little sister. As I emerged into the cockpit, I swiveled my head, searching for ...read more

Nathan-Bates-San-Diego,-CA

SAIL 2018: Reader's Photographs

Are you out there sailing, cruising and living the sailing life? If so, we’d love to see it. Send your sailing photos to sailmail@sailmagazine.com And don’t forget to sign up for our free eNewsletter. Check back for updates! We set sail from Chicago on a crossing to Saugatuck, ...read more

TOTW_PromoSite

SAIL's Tip of the Week

Presented by Vetus-Maxwell. Got a tip? Send it to sailmail@sailmagazine.com Let her breathe When the wind’s so light your cigar smoke goes straight up (or it used to, before having fun was banned) any well-designed yacht with a clean bottom will somehow keep on sailing if you ...read more