Thursday, 5 August 2010

1851 Cup: TEAMORIGIN Crew List

TEAMORIGIN training on the Solent. Image copyright Ian Roman/TEAMORIGIN.

by Leslie Greenhalgh

TEAMORIGIN, the British America’s Cup team, has announced their team for the 1851 Cup taking place during the Cowes Week Regatta. Included in the team are three time Olympic Gold sailor Ben Ainslie, two time Olympic Gold sailor Iain Percy and Gold medalist Andrew Simpson.

The 1851 Cup sees TEAMORIGIN challenge the current America’s Cup holders, BMW Oracle, during a series of match races in the Solent. On Thursday 5th August, the teams will race clock-wise around the Isle of White following the original course of the America’s Cup in 1851.

Ben Ainslie Skipper & Helmsman
Iain Percy Tactician
Andrew Simpson Strategist
Juan Vila Navigator
Mark Mendelblatt Upwind Traveller
Anthony Nossiter Runner/Pit Assist
David Carr Runner/Aft Grind
Warwick Fleury Mainsail Trim
Chris Brittle Forward Grind
Will McCarthy Main Grind
Mark McTeague Forward Grind
Christian Kamp Trim Down
Simon Daubney Trim Up
Rodney Ardern Pit
Julien Cressant Mast
Matt Cornwell Mid Bow
Matthew Mitchell Bow