Sailing Hall of Fame posts Annapolis show discussion

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It might have been standing room only when Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill addressed the U.S. Sailboat Show’s sold-out launch party in Annapolis.

For those who weren’t lucky enough to make that venue, the National Sailing Hall of Fame posted the discussion between sailing legend Gary Jobson and Spithill on its website.

The America’s Cup’s youngest helmsman discussed attracting entrants to the next America’s Cup and suggested that the America’s Cup World Series, sailed in 45-foot catamarans, will continue. He also hinted that the AC45s could be modified to foil like the AC72s that were sailed in the Louis Vuitton and America’s Cup races, Trade Only reported.

The event was sponsored by the National Sailing Hall of Fame, Sailing World and Cruising World.


One comment on “Sailing Hall of Fame posts Annapolis show discussion

  1. Big Bill

    I am still trying to figure out this concept of TEAM USA. If I can trust the info on the TEAM ORACLE web site we have Rome Kirby & John Kostecki listed as US citizens, with Tom Slingsby listed as dual Australian/US. After that we have one listed as New Zealand/Irish/Australian (?), followed by 1 Frenchman, 1 Brit, 1 Canadian, 1 Antiguan, 1 Italian, 2 Dutchmen, 6 New Zealanders, and 6 Aussies.

    How does that constitute TEAM USA?????

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