The fans of Oracle Team USA
, the current defender of America’s Cup
, were delighted when Jimmy Spithill
confirmed his return to the team
at the beginning of February.
His goal is to join the team
and win the America’s Cup
for his third consecutive time. He is already a legend because he is ‘the youngest skipper to ever lead a team to victory in the competition for the oldest trophy in international sport’
. He started his America’s Cup career
as a 20-years-old skipper
of Young Australia Team
He participated in every event since then making significant progress that lead him to victory in 2010
with USA 17
or BMW Oracle Racing
and made him the youngest skipper to win this trophy. He did it again in the breathtaking defense of the trophy last September
in the waters of San Francisco bay
against Emirates Team New Zealand
The news from early February confirmed rumors that Jimmy could not refuse the offer
from Russell Coutts
and Larry Ellison
; and the challenge to win this trophy for the third consecutive time
. Spithill claims that he believes in his team
and its winning atmosphere
which were among the strongest factors to accept the offer. He is very excited about the project of another America’s Cup
campaign and is keen to get started with trainings and races.
James also emphasized that he is especially thrilled by his team environment where working together towards a goal he has the chance to learn about himself and be better in every segment of life each day. As Larry Ellison
, the team principal and Russell Coutts
, team CEO still are determined to win the trophy again, the other team members are to be revealed pretty soon.
Competing in America’s Cup series
is often called an ultimate test athletically, mentally and in team management
, which is, according to Spithill, so addictive.
Isn’t it all about sailing
– so addictive
I wish you a calm sea, a fine wind and a strong mast!