FIVE TIME AMERICA’S CUP WINNER MURRAY JONES TO BOOST EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND RANKS
Emirates Team New Zealand has significantly bolstered the team’s ranks by signing one of the country’s most successful America’s Cup campaigners, Murray Jones, to help guide the team in the most important six months of the 35th America’s Cup campaign.
Jones, a five time winner of the America’s Cup, who won the Auld Mug with Team New Zealand in 1995 and 2000 was identified by Emirates Team New Zealand as one of the key figures behind Oracle Team USA’s comeback victory in 2013 because of his critical understanding of what makes both a boat and team work to its optimum.
11/20/2016 Land Rover BAR win Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series – British team earns bonus points for Bermuda (V2 including Skipper quotes)
Land Rover BAR – the British challenge headed by Olympic legend Ben Ainslie – has won the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series with a first place finish at the ultimate event in Japan this weekend.
Ainslie’s team sailed extremely well to secure the overall title with a race to spare. With the overall series win, Land Rover BAR earns two bonus points for the next stage of the America’s Cup (see below).
ORACLE TEAM USA and skipper Jimmy Spithill pushed hard, finishing ahead of BAR in the first race of the day, but Ainslie was able to sail with controlled aggression to a 4, 2, 3 scoreline, and into the overall series win.
MORE YOUNG TALENT TO BOOST THE EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND RANKS
The aim to continue to bring a new generation of young, fit and ultra talented New Zealand sailors to the America’s Cup steps forward with New Zealand Sailing Team members Andy Maloney and Josh Junior joining Emirates Team New Zealand for the 35th America’s Cup campaign.
26 year olds, Maloney from the Murrays Bay Sailing Club, and Junior from the Worser Bay Sailing Club are accomplished and internationally recognized dinghy sailors in the Laser and Finn classes respectively.
They join Emirates Team New Zealand achieving the first part of a 20 year old dream since 1995 when, at the age of 5, they watched their country winning the America’s Cup for the first time.
DAINESE TO REVOLUTIONIZE SAILING SAFETY WITH EMIRATES TEAM NZ
The Dainese Group gets onboard Emirates Team New Zealand for the 2017 America’s Cup with the new SEA-GUARD, essential gear for crew’s protection while sailing.
The iconic Italian brand announced its partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand during a press conference at the EICMA – Motorcycling World Exhibition – confirming its commitment to finding innovative solutions for protection in dynamic sports.
Dainese has chosen Emirates Team New Zealand, which is at the forefront of international sailing, to explore a new field. This partnership complements other successful collaborations that the company has established in the past. In its 40-year history, Dainese has been alongside great champions like Valentino Rossi and has engaged ambitious projects such as making new suits – together with MIT and ESA (European Space Agency) – to help keep astronauts safer in space.