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.
Garrard, the oldest jewellery house in the world, has created and unveiled a stunning new trophy ‘The Royal Thames Cup’. Designed by the internationally renowned designer and Creative Director of Garrard, Stephen Webster, the Cup features a sterling silver claret jug mounted upon an ebony base.
The Royal Thames Yacht Club will award the new Cup to the winner of the ‘Round the Island Race’ between British America’s Cup contenders, TEAMORIGIN, and the winners of the 33rd America’s Cup, BMW ORACLE Racing representing the Golden Gate YC of San Francisco.
TEAMORIGIN SAILING TEAM LISTING FOR 1851 CUP EVENT
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
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