Thursday, February 9, 2012

Outteridge Joins Team Korea - AC45 Update

Team Korea will now have a more Australian flavour as Nathan Outteridge has joined the America’s Cup sailing team.
Photo: © Thierry Martinez
Outteridge is the new Skipper and helmsman, and and at just 26, has racked up sone very impressive career results including three World 49er titles, three ISAF World Youth titles, and a World Moth. His ability to master any class that he takes on is the what sets him apart.

“I'm really excited to join the team, it is a great opportunity for me and I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the tiller at the first event in Naples. It is going to be a very busy year for me, with the Olympics in London and also now joining Team Korea but I am looking forward to it and can't wait to get sailing with the team.” Outteridge said

Joining Nathan and the rest of the crew is current World and European Finn Champion Giles Scott from Great Britain. Twenty four year old Giles is joining the team as tactician and floater on the AC45 bringing  both brawn and brains to the team.

"Joining Team Korea is definitely the most exciting step I've taken in sailing, I can't wait to get on board the White Tiger and start racing in and amongst the best," Scott said

Team Korea’s sailing crew includes Nathan Outteridge (Skipper and helm), Giles Scott (Tactician and float),Troy Tindill (Wing Trim and Boat Captain), Mark Bukeley (Trimmer and sail Coordinator), and Matt Cornwell (Bow and Rules).

Lulu Roseman

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