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Alinghi sailors to be admitted to America's Cup Hall of Fame

by Alinghi.com on 18 May 2010
Simon Daubney, one of the best trimmers in the America’s Cup, doing what he does best on Alinghi SailJuice.com

Recent Alinghi team mates, Simon Daubney, Warwick Fleury, Murray Jones and Dean Phipps are to be inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame on 17 September along with Mike Drummond, currently design director for BMW Oracle, and the AC Hall of Fame founder himself, Halsey Herreshoff, who was one of the most active AC sailors during the 12-Metre era.

Daubney (headsail trimmer) and Fleury (mainsail trimmer) have trimmed America's Cup yachts together since 1987. Phipps (runner/pitman) has competed in eight America's Cup campaigns, starting in 1983 and has an offshore pedigree second to few and Murray Jones (strategist) joined Team New Zealand in 1995 fresh from the Olympics. All have won four America's Cups consecutively, starting with Team New Zealand in 1995 and 2000 and then for Switzerland's Alinghi in 2003 and 2007. The four join their long time crew mate, tactician, Brad Butterworth, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004.

The 17th induction ceremony will be hosted at the New York Yacht Club's Harbour Court in Newport, Rhode Island, in conjunction with the America's Cup 12-Metre Era Reunion weekend.

Simon Daubney (NZL)
America's Cup:
2010 multihull America's Cup
2007 Winner, Alinghi
2003 Winner, Alinghi
2003 Louis Vuitton Cup, winner, Alinghi
2000 Winner, Team New Zealand
1995 Winner, Team New Zealand
1992 Louis Vuitton Cup, finalist, New Zealand Challenge
1987 Louis Vuitton Cup, finalist KZ7

Other:
Eight World Championships, 18 Grade-1 match race wins
1992 Olympic Games, Soling Class, eighth
1988 Olympic Games, Soling Class, seventh
1984 Olympic Games, Soling Class, 11th

Headsail trimmer Simon Daubney has three decades of racing experience, beginning in dinghies on his home waters of Auckland before moving onto the match racing scene. He is an eight-time world champion, has competed in three Olympic Games in the Soling, and has taken part in seven America's Cup campaigns.

Warwick Fleury (NZL)
America's Cup:
2010 multihull America's Cup
2007 Winner, Alinghi
2003 Winner, Alinghi
2003 Louis Vuitton Cup, winner, Alinghi
2000 Winner, Team New Zealand
1995 Winner, Team New Zealand, Black Magic
1992 Louis Vuitton Cup, finalist, New Zealand Challenge
1988 Louis Vuitton Cup, New Zealand Challenge, The Big Boat
1987 Louis Vuitton Cup, finalist, KZ7

World Championship:
2001 Farr40, Alinghi
2001 12M, Alinghi
2001 IMS 50, Brava
1998 Corel 45, Atalanti
1997 Mumm36, Thomas I-Punkt
1996 Match Racing, Croatia
1996, 1995 ILC 40, Brava
1993 Match Racing, Perth
1993 Two Ton, Larouge
1992 Match Racing, Long Beach
1987 12M, KZ7

Mainsail trimmer Warwick Fleury has competed in eight America’s Cups, three with Alinghi and five with New Zealand teams. He is an experienced match racer, was three time world champion with Team Magic, a six time Bermuda Gold Cup winner, and has also won world championships in Farr 40s and the Mumm 36.

Murray Jones (NZL)

America's Cup:
2010 multihull America's Cup
2007 Winner, Alinghi
2003 Winner, Alinghi
2003 Louis Vuitton Cup, winner, Alinghi
2000 Winner, Team New Zealand
1995 Winner, Team New Zealand

World Titles/Other:
2008 Winner Challenge Julius Baer, D35
2001 IMS 50 worlds
1999 Sydney 40
1998 Swan Worlds

Olympic Classes:
1992 Olympic Games Flying Dutchman Class, fourth
1992, 1988 Flying Dutchman Worlds, second
1988 Olympic Games Flying Dutchman Class, fifth
1978 European 470 Champion

Strategist Murray Jones is one of the most respected keelboat sailors in the world. Although well-known for his five America’s Cup campaigns, Jones had a long, illustrious, sailing career before his move into the Cup arena. He represented New Zealand at three world youth sailing championships in the mid-1970s, before getting into Olympic campaigning in the 1980s.

Dean Phipps (NZL)

America's Cup:
2010 multihull America's Cup
2007 Winner, Alinghi
2003 Winner, Alinghi
2003 Louis Vuitton Cup, winner, Alinghi
2000 Winner, Team New Zealand
1995 Winner, Team New Zealand
1992 Louis Vuitton Cup, finalist, New Zealand Challenge
1987 Louis Vuitton Cup, Australia IV
1983 Louis Vuitton Cup, Victory 83

Other:
1996, 1995, 1992 Match Racing World Champion
1992 Two Ton Cup, Shockwave
1993/1994 Whitbread Round the World Race, Winston, third
1989/1990 Whitbread Round the World Race, Steinlager II

Beginning with Victory ’83, the famed bowman Dean Phipps, most recently a runner/pitman, has competed in eight Cup campaigns. He has been Match Race world champion on three occasions and has more offshore racing under his belt than most people have had hot dinners with two Whitbreads, four Sydney to Hobarts, four Fastnets and two Newport Bermuda Race campaigns to his name.


About the America's Cup Hall of Fame

The America's Cup Hall of Fame was created to honour the challengers, defenders, and legendary personages of the world's most distinguished sporting competition. The present prototype Hall of Fame is located in an historic building on the grounds of the former Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in Bristol, Rhode Island, where yachts were constructed for eight consecutive America's Cup defences between 1893 and 1934.

Since the first induction ceremony in 1993, over 70 legends of the Cup have been selected for membership in the Hall of Fame. Candidates eligible for consideration include skippers, afterguard members, crew, designers, builders, organisers, syndicate leaders, managers, supporters, chroniclers, race managers, and other individuals of merit. Each nominee is judged on the basis of outstanding ability, international recognition, character, performance, and contributions to the America’s Cup.

The America's Cup Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserving and demonstrating the influence of America's Cup competition, for the purpose of education and the inspiration of excellence in the world of yachting.

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