Saturday, 16 October 2010

Jimmy Spithill Awarded Australian Male Sailor of the Year

Glenn Ashby, coach to BMW ORACLE Racing on multihulls, is given the President's prize

Glenn Ashby (left) and Jimmy Spithill (right) on winning the America's Cup on board USA-17 in Valencia, February 2010. Image copyright Gilles Martin-Raget/BMW ORACLE Racing.

In his acceptance speech, Spithill credited his family, the BMW ORACLE Racing team, and especially the drive and determination of their multihull coach Glenn Ashby in getting them to the level needed to win the 33rd America's Cup, saying that he "could not have done it without" these people.

Spithill on video with his acceptance speech from Lanzarote, where he has just become RC44 World Match Racing Champion:

Read more on the BMW ORACLE Racing blog

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