Jimmy Spithill is the 2 time America's Cup Winning skipper for Oracle Team USA.
I’d like to correct an inaccurate report in a recent New Zealand publication. I never said Oracle Team USA would try and win back the next America’s Cup. What I did say in an interview with Red Bull was that as someone who doesn’t like losing, I naturally want to get back out on the field of play for another shot. Whether this will be in the next edition or in the future, I don’t know. Right now I’m keeping my options open until all the facts are known. In reality, I have not heard from Larry on what his plans may or may not be relating to the future America’s Cup in New Zealand. Presumably Oracle would be waiting to review the AC rules, however I could equally imagine them having other plans. I've just returned from NZ, after competing in my first Coastal Classic aboard the Orma 60 “Frank Racing”, and glad to say we got the win after a tough battle with the MOD 70 Beau Geste - see vid below. Over 150 boats, awesome breeze and a really fun tactical race.6 months ago