Friday, May 2, 2008


Earlier this year TEAMORIGIN purchased their Extreme 40 catamaran and are busy testing on the Solent prior to challenging with the likes of BMW Oracle and Alinghi in the iShares Cup programme.
TEAMORIGIN’s entry will be skippered by Robert Greenhalgh (strategist / traveller on the Cup team), who last year skippered Team Basilica, the 2007 iShares Cup X40 Champion. Other TEAMORIGIN members joining Rob are his brother, Peter Greenhalgh (GBR) as mainsheet trimmer /tactician, Julian Cressant (FRA) as trimmer, Matt Cornwell (GBR) as bowman and Mike Heffer (NZL) as shore support.
The X40 catamaran now carries TEAMORIGIN colours and has just started training in the UK in preparation for competing at the first iShares Cup event in Lugano, Switzerland over the weekend of 30th May - 1st June. TEAMORIGIN is in discussions with a number of partners regarding involvement in the Xtreme 40 Race Programme from a branding and hospitality perspective. -