Monday, October 24, 2011

Aussie Assault - Bundy Takes The AC45 Wheel with Slingsby

Two leading Aussie sailors have hi-jacked Russell Coutts' ride at the the next AC45 World Series event in San Diego next month.
Darren 'Bundy' Bundock Photo: Guilain Grenier/ORACLE Racing
Darren Bundock will take the helm of ORACLE Racing Coutts at the third ACWS event while fellow Australian Olympic sailor Tom Slingsby also comes aboard for the first time as tactician. Russell Coutts ORACLE Racing’s CEO, will attend the San Diego event but won’t be racing.
Tom Slingsby Photo: Guilain Grenier/ORACLE Racing
Bundock is a two time Olympic silver medalist in the Olympic Tornado catamaran class while Slingsby is the current World No.1-ranked competitor in the Olympic single-handed Laser class and Rolex Yachtsman of the Year.
Slingsby in action on the AC45 Photo: Guilain Grenier/ORACLE Racing
ORACLE Racing’s second crew headed by fellow Australian James Spithill will compete in San Diego with the same crew that raced at the ACWS-Cascais and last month’s ACWS-Plymouth regatta.

The ACWS-San Diego is scheduled for November 12-20 with racing will be staged right in heart of San Diego Bay between Broadway Pier and Harbor Island.

Lulu Roseman

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