sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : America's Cup: Alinghi boss new General Manager for Oracle Team USA
America's Cup: Alinghi boss new General Manager for Oracle Team USA

'Grant Simmer pictured in a previous life as CEO of Team Origin at the 1851 Cup Regatta. Day 2, Cowes, Isle of Wight.'    Ian Roman/TEAMORIGIN    Click Here to view large photo

America’s Cup champion team Oracle Team USA has been joined by three-time America’s Cup winner Grant Simmer as General Manager.

His role gives him day-to-day operational responsibility for the American team that is currently designing and building the race boats to defend the America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013.

Simmer was design co-ordinator for Alinghi in 2003, 2007 and 2010. And in this role won two America's Cups before Alinghi was defeated in the 2010 America's Cup, sailed as a best of three event in giant multihulls. His previous Cup win came as a crew member of Australia II in 1983.

ACRM Regatta Director, Iain Murray, and Oracle Racing’s Grant Simmer competing in the Strathfield Pittwater to Coffs Race 2004 -  Crosbie Lorimer  
After the devolution of Alinghi as an America's Cup team, Simmer headed up the UK based Origin racing Team under Sir Keith Mills, with Ben Ainslie as skipper. Mills pulled the pin on that campaign after the move to catamarans, saying that it was not viable to continue, due to dates and type of boat, having already spent UKP30million.

CEO Russell Coutts, four-time winner of the America’s Cup, remains in overall strategic charge of the team whilst also fulfilling his role of ensuring that the 2013 America’s Cup is the most successful in the 161-year history of the event.

Originally from Australia, before entering the professional sailing circuits, Simmer was brought into the Swiss team Alinghi by Coutts for the 2003 America’s Cup. He also has acted as consultant to Ben Ainslie Racing, which will be entering the 2012/13 America’s Cup World Series in August. Ainslie, the British Olympic quadruple medalist, is also an Oracle Team USA sailing squad member for the 2013 America’s Cup, while having entered as a Challenger in the America's Cup World Series.

'From navigating the challenger in 1983 that was the first ever to win the America’s Cup in 132 years to his current role, Grant’s capital of experience is unmatched,' said Coutts. 'Few sports I can think of test a team’s talent, skills, knowledge, commitment and management as the America’s Cup.'

'Having won the America’s Cup with and without Russell, and then having been beaten by his team in 2010, I think we have healthy respect of each other’s abilities and what it is required to win,' said Simmer. 'It’s good to be working together again.'

Oracle Team USA website

2010 - Rob Brown, Grant Simmer, James Spithill speaking at the RPAYC Spithill/Simmer function -  Simon Reffold   Click Here to view large photo

Brad Butterworth (L), Ernesto Bertarellli and Grant Simmer (R) - just prior to the sailing of America’s Cup 2010 -  Guido Trombetta/Team Alinghi  


Grant Simmer, Alinghi managing director and design team coordinator (left) and Brad Butterworth, Alinghi team skipper and tactician (right) in front of the Dubai International Marine Club, pictured in 2006. -  Thierry Martinez/Alinghi - Copyright   Click Here to view large photo


Alinghi top trio - Grant Simmer, Ernesto Bertarelli and Brad Butterworth pictured at the 2007 America’s Cup which Alinghi won. -  Valenciasailing.com   Click Here to view large photo


2009 - Alinghi 5 key players in the giant catamaran From left: Grant Simmer, Dirk Kramers, Rolf Vrolijk, Ernesto Bertarelli -  Bruno Cocozza@Alinghi   Click Here to view large photo


Triad crew (L to R) Grant Simmer, Andrew Palfrey and John Bertrand - 2011 Rex Gorell Prestige Etchells Australian Championship -  Etchells Media  

On the tools for the Magpie team, Grant Simmer, Steve Jarvin and Graeme Taylor - Zhik Etchells National Championship 2012 -  Tracey Johnstone ©   Click Here to view large photo


by Sail-World

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=97282

2:39 PM Wed 16 May 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 America's Cup
2011-12 America's Cup World Series

Related News Stories:

16 May 2012  ACWS Venice - Oracle Team USA Spithill look to extend lead + Video
15 May 2012  America's Cup: Waka Racing's Phil Robertson takes China Team helm
14 May 2012  Arzaná City of Venice Trophy - Fast and furious
14 May 2012  Arzana’s City of Venice Trophy images by Carlo Borlenghi
13 May 2012  America's Cup World Series: New mobile app for sailing fans
13 May 2012  Arzana’s City of Venice Trophy - Images by Carlo Borlenghi
11 May 2012  America’s Cup World Series Venice - Switchover aboard Energy Team
10 May 2012  America’s Cup World Series Venice - Jimmy Spithill rotates crew
02 May 2012  Emirates Team New Zealand Dean Barker talks 2013 America's Cup
01 May 2012  America's Cup: Liveline wins Emmy for technical innovation
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,










America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team by Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz,


Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3 by Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland




2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1 by Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul
























Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery by Ingrid Abery/Sail-World.com,


Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
























IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Dalton DeVos crowned champion
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Canfield wins
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Crosbie Lorimer Day 1 Images
Fisher's View: Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 - Stayin' Alive
CORK Olympic Classes Regatta 2014 - Day one
Youth Olympics: practice over, athletes welcomed, time for YOG sailing
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record for Artemis-Team Endeavour
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 2
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland: Artemis sets fourth course record
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds survive as semi-finalists
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Breezy day 4 in Gdynia
RC44 World Championship - Dramatic improvement for Artemis Racing
18' Skiff International Regatta - Action begins August 25th
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Challenging conditions arise
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record-breaking monohull victory
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng Race Team finishes third
RC44 Marstrand World Championship - Bronenosec the star performer
Bahamian Olympic Sailor to carry flag in honour of Sir Durward Knowles   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Records continue to tumble   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Course Record for Team SCA   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Team Alvimedica completes the race   
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
420 and 470 Junior European Championships - A crazy race day 3   
2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Monohull record smashed   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds take the early lead   
Frostad proud to have seven Volvo Ocean Race boats with seven sponsors *Feature   
RC44 World Championship - Bronenosec Sailing Team on form   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng defends third position   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind emerges into the sunlight   
Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board Team SCA with the   
Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board Azzam and Team Campos   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Twist of fate on day 5   
Mallorca’s Puerto Portals to host the 2015 TP52 World Championship   
Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board with Team Alvimedica   
Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain with on board with Team Dongfeng   
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Teams ready for action   
USA Match Racing Grand Slam Series - Kicks off in Chicago   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT