Australia Set To Dominate America's Cup – Without Even Having A Team

The Guardian - Sailing

Three of the teams competing for sailing’s greatest prize have Australian skippers, with plenty more Aussies behind the scenes

Oracle Team USA’s quest for an America’s Cup three-peat in Bermuda next weekend will begin with Australian Jimmy Spithill at the helm.

Then there’s the Australian who claimed Olympic gold in London and backed it up four years later with a silver medal in Rio. Yet for the duration of the America’s Cup regatta in May and June, Lake Macquarie local Nathan Outteridge will be steering the hopes of the Swedish entry, Artemis Racing.

We have to get an Australian team somehow

Related: Alan Bond: the rise, spectacular fall and rise again of the America's Cup hero

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