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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
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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

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