Monday, March 10, 2008

Young Guns Join TNZ

Team BlackMatch Racing: Adam Minoprio, Nick Blackman, David Swete & Tom Powrie
[Source] Succession planning is an elusive beast - much recognised but often little executed. Now meet Adam Minoprio, who may be the face of Team New Zealand's America's Cup yachting of the future.

Minoprio, whose hot match racing form over the past couple of years has excited plenty of comment in sailing circles, has been brought under the Team New Zealand banner. He and his three team-mates, who make up what until now has been known as BlackMatch Racing, will race under Emirates Team New Zealand colours in 15 international match racing regattas around the world but primarily in Europe this year.

It sounds like a big step and it is.

On the one hand, Team NZ get the chance to foster their own future. On the other hand, Minoprio, 22, gets the chance to lift his world ranking. Read more...