Please select your home edition
Edition
Rooster GETSEASMART 728x90

America's Cup- Young NZ sailors - opportunity to meet Jimmy Spithill

by Richard Gladwell on 17 Mar 2010
GGYC wins the 33rd America’s Cup Match James Spithill Carlo Borlenghi/ Alinghi http://www.alinghi.com

BMW Oracle Racing have advised that a special function will be held at the Special Function Room upstairs at the Voyager Maritime Museum, downtown Auckland, where young sailors can meet America's Cup winning skipper, Jimmy Spithill and get a free poster of USA-17 signed by the winning helmsman.

The America's Cup will also be on display at the event, which starts at 5.00pm on Thursday.

This is a great chance to meet the youngest ever America's Cup winning helmsman, hear about the BMW Oracle Racing project and what it was like to sail aboard USA-17.

Conducted by Tom Ehman of BMW Oracle Racing, and if it is anything like the video and question and answer sessions we saw in Valencia this event is not be missed.

Parents - don't just take one sailor - take four!

Vaikobi 2019AUG - Footer 2Ultralon U-Dek.com _728x90px_Mar20 BOTTOMNorth Sails 2019 - NSVictoryList - Footer

Related Articles

Zhik performance fleece layers for young sailors
Water repellent fabric is wind repellent and breathable too Made from a plush, 4-way stretch Spandex fabic, with a soft thermal fleece inner layer, to provide warmth. The fabric has water repellent outer face, that shields from splashes and spray, is wind repellent and breathable too.
Posted today at 5:54 pm
America's Cup Rialto: Around the bases and more
A quick look at the British and US bases under construction, plus a quick chat with Blait Tuke For the past week the America's Cup has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, but there's still plenty going on ashore with the British and US bases under construction. Plus a chat with Blair Tuke.
Posted today at 11:20 am
Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update
Beyou now leads the three-way battle to be first at the IOC-UNESCO Waypoint Approaching the end of their third day at sea, the leaders in the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race are heading northwest in strong-northeasterly winds, about 550 nautical miles southeast of the IOC UNESCO Waypoint.
Posted today at 10:43 am
RAYC announces Youth America's Cup squad
RAYC announces eight sailors for Youth America's Cup Squad sailing the AC9F Royal Akarana Yacht Club has announced a squad of eight sailors who will train for the four positions on the racing team in its entry in the 2021 Youth America's Cup.
Posted today at 9:54 am
Happy Hour with Mateusz Kusznierewicz
Stretch & Stirfry chat with the Olympic champion and Star Sailors League pioneer Becoming an Olympic Champion at 21yrs old, a brief Polish history lesson, the Star Sailors League and Stirfry's language skills all come under close scrutiny as the lads chat with Mateusz Kusznierewicz.
Posted today at 9:00 am
Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 14 full replay
A true battle of the tacticians Race 14 of the 34th America's Cup was a true battle of the tacticians. A near-level start led to a luff by ORACLE TEAM USA, taking mark 1 out of the equation and giving the Americans the option as to when to make the bear away.
Posted today at 5:32 am
America's Cup: Wednesday workout on the Waitemata
Here's some more shots from ETNZ's Te Aihe last Wednesday as they gave the AC75 a workout Here's some more shots from Wednesday as they gave the AC75 a good working over, on America's Cup Course C - between North Head and Bastion Point, while the lawyers locked horns ashore.
Posted today at 2:38 am
Once in a blue moon
Every so often you get lucky, sometimes you get really lucky and sometimes you win the lottery Every so often you get lucky, sometimes you get really lucky and sometimes you win the lottery. Sail-World.com's Australian Editor John Curnow hit the jackpot last week while out with the Australian Sailing Team at Coffs Harbour Yacht Club.
Posted on 6 Jul
How to keep girls in our awesome sport?
It's widely known that there's a stark drop out for junior sailors It's widely known that there's a stark drop out for junior sailors as they hit their teens. Sadly, with exams and social pressures being the biggest culprit, this affects girls more than boys.
Posted on 6 Jul
Gladwell's Line: Turbulent times for America's Cup
First Challenger arrives in Auckland, as the Defender gets into action on the water and in Court. First Challenger arrives in Auckland, as the Defender gets back into action. Why the Cup must go on, and Emirates Team New Zealand blows the whistle on "informants", and gets an injunction.
Posted on 6 Jul