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America's Cup- Oracle Team USA sailors place on world regatta circuits

by Sail-World on 29 Aug 2014
The Wave Muscat and Emirates Team New Zealand, day two of the Cardiff Extreme Sailing Series Regatta. Skippered by Leigh McMillan (GBR) with tactician Sarah Ayton (GBR), trimmer Peter Greenhalgh (GBR), headsail trimer Kinley Fowler (NZL) and bowman Nasser Al Mashari (OMA) Chris Cameron/ETNZ© http://www.chriscameron.co.nz
Oracle Team USA sailors have spent much of 2014 competing individually at various events around the world, looking to keep their skills sharp against top-flight competition.

According to the team, the results have impressive.

'We made a conscious decision to encourage our guys to get out there on the various circuits and compete as much as possible this year,' said skipper Jimmy Spithill, in a media release by the Team. 'We knew there would be limited opportunity to race as a team, so we decided to push the guys to race on their own instead.'

'The idea has been to spend time in different classes, sail with a different group of people and come back to our team refreshed and with new ideas and new skills.

'I’ve been really pleased to see the results the guys have been posting.'

Over the past several weeks, Oracle Team USA sailors could be found on the podium and among the leaders at regattas around the world.

Rome Kirby, example, was on Rambler when it won the Block Island distance race.


Other achievements include:

Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff:
Kinley Fowler - first place
Kyle Langford - sixth place

RC 44 World Championships, Marstrand:
Tom Slingsby - second place
Kyle Langford – second place
Matt Cassidy – third place

Melges 32 US National Championships, Newport:
Jimmy Spithill - second place

52SuperSeries - Copa del Rey:
Matt Cassidy - first place
Joe Spooner - fourth place
Tom Slingsby - fourth place

The sailing team is scheduled to regroup in November for another foiling camp.

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