Monday, January 19, 2009

The Royal Thames Yacht Club welcomes Alinghi

From left to right: Andy Claughton, TeamOrigin design coordinator; Sir Keith Mills, TeamOrigin team principal; Peter Haslehurst RTYC vice commodore; Brad Butterworth, Alinghi team skipper and tactician and Grant Simmer, Alinghi design team coordinator at the RTYC, London
(Photo credit: Ian Roman)
Alinghi was a guest of TeamOrigin and the Royal Thames YC last night (January 17) for an update on the 33rd America's Cup. Brad Butterworth, team skipper and tactician for the Defender gave an update on the process of shaping the 33rd America's Cup along with the 18 entered challengers, while Grant Simmer, Alinghi design team coordinator, discussed the design of the new class which is to be published on 31 January.

The two shared the floor with TeamOrigin principal, Sir Keith Mills and Andy Claughton from the British challenger's design team. -