Emirates team new zealand, Defending champion A. 36th America’s Cup, Which will be held in Auckland (New Zealand) in the spring of 2021, revealed this Thursday, coinciding with the second anniversary of its victory in the 35th edition, the crew with whom it will face the new challenge.
With Monohulls (AC75) returning to competition, Emirates Team New Zealand Director of Operations, Kevin Shoebridge, reported that “the crew is a mixture of sailing talent and physical strength, which is essential for success in sailing water.”
New Zealand’s major breakthrough in 2017 was the power of ‘cyclists’ on board and although that system was declared illegal for the 36th edition, all of them have been re-admitted.
Thus, New Zealand Andy Maloney, Guy Andean, Joe Sullivan, Olympic 2012 Rowing Champion in London Josh Jr., Simon van Velthoven, Bronze in Cyrene Cycling Modality in London 2012, and Dutch Carlo Huisman Still in the crew.
“It’s not an easy road for anyone in this group. Everyone had to prove themselves again. And it is heartening to see the desire to stay in the team to defend the title in New Zealand,” said Shoebridge.
Regarding the new incorporation, it stands out Louis sinclair, Who competed with the Oracle Team USA team in Bermuda in 2017 and who is running alongside his teammates Blair tukeOf the crew aboard the Spanish ‘Mapfre’ at the Volvo Ocean Race 2017 2018.
Will be ahead of him Steven FergusonOlympian with New Zealand at Sydney 2000 Olympics and switched to kayaking (K1 and K2) at Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics; Marcus Henson (Vangarei), world runner-up of 49 Sq. In 2013, and Marius van der Pol, New Zealand’s record for rowing (500 meters) in 2018.
The withdrawal of the use of ‘Coffs’ (grinders or pedestals), where the power of weapons in the crew (grinders) is a new challenge for ETNZ.
The remaining positions on the board will be filled by the ‘core corps’ of the team: Australians Glen ashby (Wing Trimmer) and New Zealand Olympic Champion Peter Burling (Pattern) and Blair tuke (Foaming Controller), with Ray davis (Second employer and coach).