Please select your home edition
Edition
Upffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW LEADERBOARD

U.S. SailGP Team unveils strategic roster pickups: Campbell, Dressler, Sinclair

by U.S. SailGP Team 8 Feb 10:25 PST
Andrew Campbell joins the United States SailGP Team in Season 2 with an unmatched depth of experience developed across two America's Cup campaigns © U.S. SailGP Team

The United States SailGP Team unveiled details regarding its athlete roster today, beginning with the announcement that it has acquired Andrew Campbell, Cooper Dressler and Alex Sinclair.

U.S. SailGP Team helm Jimmy Spithill wasted no time in making the pickups, with all three athletes fresh off a three-year campaign with America's Cup challenger American Magic, which exited the competition just over one week ago.

Spithill, a two-time America's Cup winner said: "A winning team starts with the people you surround yourself with. Athletes such as Andrew, Cooper and Alex bring lots of experience to our team and we're lucky to have them, but we're not done. We look forward to announcing more team members in the coming weeks."

The U.S. team will further build out its roster in the coming weeks with the aim of benefiting the sport long-term by creating a competitive and inclusive environment.

Spithill said: "Our goal is to create a roster that is both competitive and represents the sport's future. A big part of that is changing the top end of the sport to create opportunities for female athletes and we've already started to identify several talented women who could complete our roster. In addition to those conversations, we're excited to also announce that this week we'll launch an open process for female athletes to apply to join the team."

Details of the application process will be announced this Thursday, February 11 via the U.S. SailGP Team's Facebook and Instagram channels.

The new announcements lay down a clear marker of Spithill's intention to field a highly competitive American team capable of challenging SailGP's incredibly deep talent pool - which includes Ben Ainslie (GBR), Tom Slingsby (AUS), Peter Burling (NZL) and Nathan Outteridge (JPN) - for the $1 million prize.

Of the team members announced today, Campbell will join the team as one of the most highly respected American athletes in the sport of sailing, bringing a wealth of experience as a tactician. Named by Sports Illustrated as one of Georgetown University's top-10 athletes, Campbell most recently raced as flight controller onboard American Magic after serving as a tactician for ORACLE TEAM USA alongside Spithill.

Dressler and Sinclair also bring significant skill sets to the program with three America's Cup campaigns between them.

Campbell said: "I'm excited to not only compete in SailGP but also to contribute to the trajectory of this American team as it looks to the future. When you combine the speed of the F50 with eight teams all featuring incredible talent, fans are in for an epic season."

The United States SailGP Team will make further announcements in the coming weeks as the anticipation for the start of SailGP Season 2 grows with the Bermuda Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess kicking off April 24-25.

Related Articles

Relive the best bits from Spain Sail Grand Prix!
A fantastic weekend in Cadiz for Australia It was a fantastic weekend in Cadiz for Australia, who won the Spain Sail Grand Prix and returned to the top of the SailGP Season Championship with only two events remaining! Posted on 16 Oct
Australia wins third Sail Grand Prix in Cadiz
Australia scores its third win of the season at SailGP Cadiz A dramatic afternoon in Cádiz ended with Australia winning the Spain Sail Grand Prix to return to the top of the SailGP Season. Posted on 11 Oct
SailGP: Kiwis win first race in breezy Cadiz
New Zealand SailGP Team won the first race in a fast and furious final day in Cádiz The New Zealand SailGP Team won the first race in a fast and furious final day in Cádiz, but it wasn't enough to secure a position in the winner-takes-all final as the team finished fifth at the Spain Sail Grand Prix. Posted on 11 Oct
Spain Sail Grand Prix overall
Double devastation on final day The home team went from hero to zero when a capsize ahead of the final day of racing in Cádiz, Andalusia, took the Spanish team out of contention for the Spain Sail Grand Prix. Posted on 10 Oct
SailGP: Light airs and start errors let down Kiwis
The New Zealand SailGP Team has it all to do on Day 2 of the Spain Sail Grand Prix The New Zealand SailGP Team has it all to do on Day 2 of the Spain Sail Grand Prix after a frustrating opening race day in Cádiz. A peculiar rule resulted in some boat being scored with their finishing place and others with their last mark rounding place. Posted on 9 Oct
Spain Sail Grand Prix day 1
Aussies lead the charge as the largest crowds to date watch on With the largest crowds to attend a SailGP event to-date, the first ever Spain Sail Grand Prix got off to a flying start. In scenes reminiscent of a football match, fans roared from the shorelines and from the 1,400 boats that turned out. Posted on 9 Oct
Spanish team favorites to win Sail Grand Prix
Home team sets its sights on finishing on top of the podium With the stage set for the first ever Spain Sail Grand Prix, the port city of Cádiz is buzzing with excitement as the home team sets its sights on finishing on top of the podium. Posted on 9 Oct
SailGP: King of Spain wins with Kiwi crew
King of Spain sailed on Amokura aboard with Kiwis for trophy win ahead of SailGP Cadiz The New Zealand SailGP Team has made a promising start to the Spain Sail Grand Prix, winning the Juan Sebastián de Elcano Trophy on the eve of official racing in Cádiz. Posted on 8 Oct
Take the 'plastic promise' for race weekend
Japan SailGP Team urges Cádiz residents to tackle plastic pollution The Japan SailGP Team is calling on Cádiz residents to take the 'plastic promise' to tackle plastic pollution during this weekend's SailGP race, as it competes for further sailing glory. Posted on 8 Oct
CDP joins SailGP's Race for the Future
Championing a world powered by nature through environmental disclosure The partnership aims to inspire and support cities and business decision-makers across the globe to drive impact within the sports industry, the associated industries that serve it and beyond. Posted on 8 Oct
Cyclops 2020 - SmartlinkNano - FOOTERSOUTHERN-SPARS-AGLAIA-SPARS_728X90 BottomSelden 2020 - FOOTER