sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : America's Cup: Team Australia to stay out of talent bidding war
America's Cup: Team Australia to stay out of talent bidding war


'Top Australian sailing talent - Malcolm Page, Victor Kovalenko and Matt Belcher - London 2012 Olympic Sailing.'    Sail-World.com ©    Click Here to view large photo

In an interview published in a leading Australian newspaper, the CEO of of the Hamilton Island Yacht Club challenge, which is operating under the name of Team Australia, has said they will stay out of the bidding war for the leading Australian proponents of the most recent foreign Cup campaigns and will build a new young team from scratch.

Iain Murray was formerly a leading 12 and 18ft skiff, and Olympic skipper. He is still very active in yacht design and racing. He was the Regatta Director for the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco.

Murray, appointed last month to lead the Oatley family's challenge, is confident that Australia has enough elite sailing talent to go around, despite the loss of key figures to foreign America's Cup teams already.

Olympic gold medallist Tom Slingsby has re-signed with Oracle Team USA after serving as strategist for its winning campaign this year, while fellow Olympic medallist Glenn Ashby has committed to Team New Zealand, and Murray rated the chances of luring Australia's winning skipper Jimmy Spithill away from Oracle as 'slim'.

But he noted that Spithill was 19 when he made his America's Cup debut and therefore the next such talent was 'a kid of 15' at the moment.

'We are going to let a lot of that go past us,' he said of the rush to sign America's Cup stars. 'There's a lot of kids who haven't had that opportunity that we want to give that opportunity to. With the right coaching we think they can do just as good a job.'

The most successful one is on Wild Oats today (Olympic 470 gold medallist Mat Belcher sailed on the Sydney-Hobart favourite in this week's Big Boat Challenge).

Murray, a former America's Cup skipper and 2008 Olympian, expects the highly successful Australian Olympic sailing team to figure prominently in the final crew that will represent the Hamilton Island Yacht Club.

For the full interview click here


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=117549

8:53 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013GMT


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

Click for further information on
2016-2017 America's Cup

Related News Stories:

12 Dec 2013  America's Cup: Outteridge and Jensen go again with Artemis Racing
11 Dec 2013  America's Cup: Dalton to be part of Team NZ's 'positive' future
28 Nov 2013  America's Cup: Former Regatta Director appointed CEO of Team Australia
25 Nov 2013  Tom Slingsby – America’s Cup at the Extremes and Olympics (Part III)
22 Nov 2013  Tom Slingsby – on the America’s Cup 35 and the boats (Part II)
19 Nov 2013  Tom Slingsby – on the America’s Cup (Part I)
14 Nov 2013  Gladwell's Line: Slingsby re-sign a tip-off for next America's Cup?
14 Nov 2013  America’s Cup 35 - Slingsby re-signs with Oracle Team USA
09 Nov 2013  America's Cup - Forging rules for the 35th edition
22 Oct 2013  America's Cup: Pressure goes on Aussies to sail for home team
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World













2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii






















































DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3
Sailing through STEM Night at California YC
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Unsatisfactory conditions on day 4   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1   
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac   
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video   
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up   
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany   
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2   
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23   
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland remains out front   
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing   
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature   
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston   
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio   
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3   
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster   
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT