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    Ben Ainslie (GBR)

    Team Principal & Skipper
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    GBR
    Ben Ainslie
    Team Principal & Skipper

    Age: 43
    Hometown: Cornwall
    Instagram: @BenAinslie

    Key Achievements: 4 x Olympic Gold, 1 x Olympic Silver, 1 x America’s Cup win

    Sir Ben Ainslie is the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, he has competed and medalled at five Olympic games. At his first ever Olympic Games, aged 19, he won an Olympic silver medal and went on to establish himself as the world’s best by winning consecutive gold medals at the next four Olympic Games. Fresh from his London 2012 success, Ben turned his focus to the next challenge, competing with Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) on the 2012/13 America’s Cup World Series. In the summer of 2013, he went on to join ORACLE TEAM USA as Tactician for their defence of the 34th Cup, helping the American team win the event, 9-8, against Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Ben was an instrumental part in one of the greatest comebacks sport has ever seen, becoming the first Briton, for 110 years, to be part of a winning Cup team.

    Ben is now the Team Principal and Skipper of Britain’s America’s Cup team. The team won the 2015/16 Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series and in 2017 he led his first British challenge to compete in the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. Ben will now lead INEOS TEAM UK in the team’s attempt to win the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland in 2021.

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    Bleddyn Mon (GBR)

    Mainsail Trimmer
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    GBR
    Bleddyn Mon
    Mainsail Trimmer

    Age: 29
    Hometown: Anglesey, Wales
    Instagram: @BleddynMon

    Bleddyn was born in Bangor (North Wales) and started sailing at an early age from Traeth Bychan on Anglesey; initially with his brothers in Mirrors before moving on to a Topper. In his teenage years, he became a World and European medallist in the 29er.

    Bleddyn studied Mechanical Engineering Aerospace at the University of Southampton, which included a 12-month industrial placement with the Red Bull Formula 1 team as part of the Aerodynamic Development Group. While he was at university, he competed in the Extreme Sailing Series with The Wave Muscat in 2012 and joined Ben Ainslie’s J.P. Morgan BAR for their ESS campaign in 2014. He has also competed in 49ers, 470s, Etchells and several IRC class boats.

    In 2015 he joined the British challenge for their 35th America’s Cup campaign in Bermuda, taking on both a sailing and design role - as part of the Performance and Instrumentation Team. He went straight from Bermuda to compete in the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race joining ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’, a mixed, youth focused team led by Britain’s Dee Caffari. 

    The 36th America’s Cup will be Bleddyn’s second AC campaign and he will resume both a sailing and design role within the systems and performance teams.

  • 8179
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    GBR
    Chris Brittle
    Grinder

    Age: 39
    Hometown: Leicestershire
    Instagram: @chris.brittle09

    Chris Brittle has campaigned for three America's Cups, competed on the Olympic circuit and been the training partner for two gold medal winning Olympic campaigns. 

    As part of the British Sailing Team's Olympic programme from 1999 to 2005, he was Iain Percy’s Finn training partner for the Sydney Olympics and Ben Ainslie’s for the 2004 Olympics where both won gold.

    His first America’s Cup Challenge was in 2007 for the AC32 when he joined +39 Challenge as a grinder, then alongside Iain Percy and Ben Ainslie joined Britain’s Team Origin. Brittle was onboard Team Korea’s AC45 in the inaugural America’s Cup World Series in 2011 before joining for two consecutive Cup campaigns, AC34 in San Francisco and AC35 in Bermuda.

  • 8181
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    GBR
    David Carr
    Grinder

    Age: 38
    Hometown: Isle of Wight
    Instagram: @dcarrsailing

    During his racing career, David ‘Freddie’ Carr has campaigned for four America’s Cups; in 2003 with ‘GBR Challenge’, in 2007 with ‘Victory Challenge’, in 2013 with ‘Prada Luna Rossa Challenge’ and most recently with 'Land Rover BAR' for the 35th America's Cup.

    During his America’s Cup career, David has racked up an impressive eight podium finishes from 12 America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) events, including three event wins in the 2012/13 ACWS circuit and finished as runner up in the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup (LVC) – the 30th anniversary of the event.

    He has a multi-hull racing background, having competed in five Extreme Sailing Series and was crowned the 2009 Extreme Sailing Series Champion with Oman Sail. Another sailor who came up through the ranks of the RYA Youth Programme, he was inspired by his sailing father, former RYA Director, Rod Carr.

    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

    2017: Semi-Finalist - Louis Vuitton Cup

    2016: Winner - Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series 

    2013: Runner up – Louis Vuitton Cup, Prada Luna Rossa Challenge, AC72

    2012/13: Winner – ACWS Prada Luna Rossa Challenge, AC45

    2009: Extreme Sailing Series Champion, Oman Air

    2007: 5th – Louis Vuitton Cup, Victory Challenge

    2003: 7th – Louis Vuitton Cup, GBR Challenge

    TP52 World Champion and Farr 40 European Champion,

    Youth & Student World Match Racing Champion

    2008/09: Volvo Ocean Race with Green Dragon – In-port Grinder

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    GBR
    Giles Scott
    Tactician

    Age: 33
    Hometown: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
    Instagram: @GilesScott87

    Key Achievements: 1 x Olympic Gold

    Giles was born in 1987 in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire UK and studied Geography at Southampton University.

    Giles had a successful youth sailing career before going on to win the RYA Youth Championships and Trials in 2005 in the Laser Standard, followed by a gold medal at the ISAF World Youth Championships. In 2006, Giles started sailing the Finn Olympic single-handed dinghy, he instantly took to the boat and in his first year finished 14th at the World Championships. Giles progressed up the ranks, winning the 2011 Finn European and World Championships, and pushing Ben Ainslie all the way in selection trials for the Team GBR spot at the London 2012 Olympics.

    He then moved into the America’s Cup circuit first on board with Team Korea which led to joining the Italian Challenger, Prada Luna Rossa for the 34th America’s Cup in 2013.

    Back in the Finn, during the 2014 season Giles was head and shoulders above the rest of fleet, picking up seven consecutive regatta victories. He looked untouchable in his build-up to the Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds and delivered with an exemplary performance to comfortably win his second Finn world title. Giles went on to achieve his Olympic dream by dominating the Finn Class at 2016 Rio Olympics and bringing gold back to Britain.

    Straight after the 2016 games, Giles returned to America’s Cup racing re-joining Ben Ainslie’s British Challenger to compete in the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. He is now campaigning for his third America’s Cup, helping the British entry prepare for the 36th America's Cup in 2021 and continuing the journey to bring the Cup home.

  • 8188
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    AUS/GBR
    Joey Newton
    Trimmer

    Age: 42
    Hometown: Queensland, Australia
    Instagram: @Joe.Newton77

    Key Achievements: 2 x America's Cup wins

    This will be Newton's seventh campaign; his previous experience includes two Cup victories with Oracle Team USA, alongside campaigns with the American OneWorld Challenge and the Italian Luna Rossa teams.

    In this campaign Joey will be re-joining teammates from the win in the 34th America's Cup; Ben Ainslie (Team Principal and Skipper) and Grant Simmer (CEO).

  • 8190

    Leigh McMillan (GBR)

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    GBR
    Leigh McMillan
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    Age: 40
    Hometown: Isle of Wight
    Instagram: @LeighanMcMillan

    Leigh McMillan grew up on the Isle of Wight, and began sailing with his father, who skippered classic yachts. He progressed to dinghies at the age of eight, representing Britain at the Optimist Europeans and Worlds. He moved into the Laser Radial and won the Youth Nationals, before transferring to the Hobie 16 when it became an ISAF class for the Youth Worlds. McMillan competed in the Youth World Championships in South Africa in the Hobie 16, and this began his career in multihulls.

    He qualified to represent Team GB in Athens in 2004, placing 13th. McMillan qualified again in 2008 after a series of podiums at major international regattas but finished 6th. The multihull event was then dropped from the Olympics, which forced McMillan to look in a new direction.

    The answer was the Extreme 40, first developed in 2004 and 2005 as a short course racing multihull. Leigh McMillan joined the debutant circuit in 2005 and 2006, when it was part of the Volvo Ocean Race, before returning to the Olympics. Once the 2008 Games were over, McMillan re-joined the circuit, racing for various teams before joining Oman Sail mid-season in 2011. He has subsequently won two championship titles, along with the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour in 2015.

  • 8192

    Luke Parkinson (AUS)

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    AUS
    Luke Parkinson
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    Age: 30
    Hometown: Perth, Australia
    Instagram: @ParkoLuke

    28-year old Luke Parkinson began sailing in a mirror dinghy at the age of five in Perth, Western Australia. He has since gone on to compete in one Red Bull Youth America’s Cup (2013), one America’s Cup (AC35 in 2017) and two consecutive Volvo Ocean Races (2014/15, 2017/18). In the build-up to London 2012 he also campaigned in the Olympic 49er class, training with Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen.

    His first taste of America's Cup racing came in the 2013 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in San Francisco with Objective Australia Team and his first Cup campaign was with Artemis Racing, for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. Artemis Racing progressed to the Louis Vuitton Cup Finals where they were defeated by the eventual winners, Emirates Team New Zealand.

    During his first Volvo Ocean Race, with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Luke was one of only two under-30’s onboard and after ten months of intense racing, they came away winners. After the AC35 in Bermuda, he returned to ocean racing for the 2017/18 edition, with Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag.

  • 8193
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    GBR
    Matt Gotrel
    Grinder

    Age: 31
    Hometown: Gloucestershire
    Instagram: @MattGotrelGB

    Key Achievements: 1 x Olympic Gold

    Matt Gotrel is back to where it all started. After winning a gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as part of Team GB's rowing team, he has returned to the sport he loved from a young age. Matt started sailing at age eight, alongside his father and grandfather. After learning the ropes, he quickly took to high-performance skiff sailing, progressing into the Olympic 49er class.

    After losing one too many times, Matt decided to start working toward a degree in engineering at Loughborough University. Sailing’s loss was rowing’s gain, as it was there that he took up rowing. Three years later, he joined the Great Britain Rowing Team, and with two world championships to his name, he won Olympic gold.

    But Matt could not turn down the opportunity to get back in a boat, pull on the national jersey and represent Great Britain again just now going a bit faster, on the Sail GP circuit as a grinder.

    The 36th America's Cup is Matt's first Cup campaign.

     

     

  • 8195
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    GBR
    Neil Hunter
    Grinder

    Age: 25
    Hometown: Isle of Arran
    Instagram: @NeilHunter__

    Neil Hunter grew up on the Isle of Arran on Scotland’s west coast so was never too far from the sea. His racing career began at the age of 13, firstly in the RS Fevas, but quickly progressing into the International 420 youth class and Scottish RYA’s 420 Squad and then onto the 29er class sailing with his younger brother, Rory.

    At the age of 18, Neil and Rory got a 49er and they trained on their own every weekend for 18 months in Scotland between studying a degree in Naval Architecture at Glasgow University.

    The training paid off when they made a breakthrough at the 2014 ISAF World Championships in Santander beating all the development squad and podium potentials at the event. The Hunter brothers were then invited to join the British Sailing Team Podium Potential Squad and they moved to Weymouth full time in November 2014 where they went on to be 49er national champions in 2014 and 2015.

    In early 2016, Neil was invited to sail with the team at the first Extreme Sailing Series (ESS) event in Oman and has acted as Skipper for the ESS this season.

  • 8198
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    GBR
    Nick Hutton
    Trimmer

    Age: 38
    Hometown: Devon
    Instagram: @NickGBR

    Devon-born Nick Hutton came up through the ranks of the RYA Youth programme, starting his racing career in the double-handed 420 class and made his America’s Cup debut in 2012. Hutton was bowman with the Italian entry, ‘Prada Luna Rossa Challenge’. Nick enjoyed success, winning the 2012/13 ACWS and finishing runners up in the Louis Vuitton Cup – the 30th anniversary of the event.

    Nick brings a huge amount of multi-hull racing experience to the team. He has competed in six Extreme Sailing Series (ESS) and was crowned the 2010 Champion, with The Wave, Muscat. In 2014 he was back competing on the ESS circuit, with J.P. Morgan BAR, as the team’s Headsail trimmer. He sailed with the team throughout the 35th America's Cup campaign.

ONBOARD, RACE 2

  • 8204

    Ben Ainslie (GBR)

    Team Principal & Skipper
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    GBR
    Ben Ainslie
    Team Principal & Skipper

    Age: 43
    Hometown: Cornwall
    Instagram: @BenAinslie

    Key Achievements: 4 x Olympic Gold, 1 x Olympic Silver, 1 x America’s Cup win

    Sir Ben Ainslie is the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, he has competed and medalled at five Olympic games. At his first ever Olympic Games, aged 19, he won an Olympic silver medal and went on to establish himself as the world’s best by winning consecutive gold medals at the next four Olympic Games. Fresh from his London 2012 success, Ben turned his focus to the next challenge, competing with Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) on the 2012/13 America’s Cup World Series. In the summer of 2013, he went on to join ORACLE TEAM USA as Tactician for their defence of the 34th Cup, helping the American team win the event, 9-8, against Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Ben was an instrumental part in one of the greatest comebacks sport has ever seen, becoming the first Briton, for 110 years, to be part of a winning Cup team.

    Ben is now the Team Principal and Skipper of Britain’s America’s Cup team. The team won the 2015/16 Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series and in 2017 he led his first British challenge to compete in the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. Ben will now lead INEOS TEAM UK in the team’s attempt to win the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland in 2021.

  • 8178

    Bleddyn Mon (GBR)

    Mainsail Trimmer
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    GBR
    Bleddyn Mon
    Mainsail Trimmer

    Age: 29
    Hometown: Anglesey, Wales
    Instagram: @BleddynMon

    Bleddyn was born in Bangor (North Wales) and started sailing at an early age from Traeth Bychan on Anglesey; initially with his brothers in Mirrors before moving on to a Topper. In his teenage years, he became a World and European medallist in the 29er.

    Bleddyn studied Mechanical Engineering Aerospace at the University of Southampton, which included a 12-month industrial placement with the Red Bull Formula 1 team as part of the Aerodynamic Development Group. While he was at university, he competed in the Extreme Sailing Series with The Wave Muscat in 2012 and joined Ben Ainslie’s J.P. Morgan BAR for their ESS campaign in 2014. He has also competed in 49ers, 470s, Etchells and several IRC class boats.

    In 2015 he joined the British challenge for their 35th America’s Cup campaign in Bermuda, taking on both a sailing and design role - as part of the Performance and Instrumentation Team. He went straight from Bermuda to compete in the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race joining ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’, a mixed, youth focused team led by Britain’s Dee Caffari. 

    The 36th America’s Cup will be Bleddyn’s second AC campaign and he will resume both a sailing and design role within the systems and performance teams.

  • 8179
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    GBR
    Chris Brittle
    Grinder

    Age: 39
    Hometown: Leicestershire
    Instagram: @chris.brittle09

    Chris Brittle has campaigned for three America's Cups, competed on the Olympic circuit and been the training partner for two gold medal winning Olympic campaigns. 

    As part of the British Sailing Team's Olympic programme from 1999 to 2005, he was Iain Percy’s Finn training partner for the Sydney Olympics and Ben Ainslie’s for the 2004 Olympics where both won gold.

    His first America’s Cup Challenge was in 2007 for the AC32 when he joined +39 Challenge as a grinder, then alongside Iain Percy and Ben Ainslie joined Britain’s Team Origin. Brittle was onboard Team Korea’s AC45 in the inaugural America’s Cup World Series in 2011 before joining for two consecutive Cup campaigns, AC34 in San Francisco and AC35 in Bermuda.

  • 8181
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    GBR
    David Carr
    Grinder

    Age: 38
    Hometown: Isle of Wight
    Instagram: @dcarrsailing

    During his racing career, David ‘Freddie’ Carr has campaigned for four America’s Cups; in 2003 with ‘GBR Challenge’, in 2007 with ‘Victory Challenge’, in 2013 with ‘Prada Luna Rossa Challenge’ and most recently with 'Land Rover BAR' for the 35th America's Cup.

    During his America’s Cup career, David has racked up an impressive eight podium finishes from 12 America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) events, including three event wins in the 2012/13 ACWS circuit and finished as runner up in the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup (LVC) – the 30th anniversary of the event.

    He has a multi-hull racing background, having competed in five Extreme Sailing Series and was crowned the 2009 Extreme Sailing Series Champion with Oman Sail. Another sailor who came up through the ranks of the RYA Youth Programme, he was inspired by his sailing father, former RYA Director, Rod Carr.

    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

    2017: Semi-Finalist - Louis Vuitton Cup

    2016: Winner - Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series 

    2013: Runner up – Louis Vuitton Cup, Prada Luna Rossa Challenge, AC72

    2012/13: Winner – ACWS Prada Luna Rossa Challenge, AC45

    2009: Extreme Sailing Series Champion, Oman Air

    2007: 5th – Louis Vuitton Cup, Victory Challenge

    2003: 7th – Louis Vuitton Cup, GBR Challenge

    TP52 World Champion and Farr 40 European Champion,

    Youth & Student World Match Racing Champion

    2008/09: Volvo Ocean Race with Green Dragon – In-port Grinder

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    GBR
    Giles Scott
    Tactician

    Age: 33
    Hometown: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
    Instagram: @GilesScott87

    Key Achievements: 1 x Olympic Gold

    Giles was born in 1987 in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire UK and studied Geography at Southampton University.

    Giles had a successful youth sailing career before going on to win the RYA Youth Championships and Trials in 2005 in the Laser Standard, followed by a gold medal at the ISAF World Youth Championships. In 2006, Giles started sailing the Finn Olympic single-handed dinghy, he instantly took to the boat and in his first year finished 14th at the World Championships. Giles progressed up the ranks, winning the 2011 Finn European and World Championships, and pushing Ben Ainslie all the way in selection trials for the Team GBR spot at the London 2012 Olympics.

    He then moved into the America’s Cup circuit first on board with Team Korea which led to joining the Italian Challenger, Prada Luna Rossa for the 34th America’s Cup in 2013.

    Back in the Finn, during the 2014 season Giles was head and shoulders above the rest of fleet, picking up seven consecutive regatta victories. He looked untouchable in his build-up to the Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds and delivered with an exemplary performance to comfortably win his second Finn world title. Giles went on to achieve his Olympic dream by dominating the Finn Class at 2016 Rio Olympics and bringing gold back to Britain.

    Straight after the 2016 games, Giles returned to America’s Cup racing re-joining Ben Ainslie’s British Challenger to compete in the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. He is now campaigning for his third America’s Cup, helping the British entry prepare for the 36th America's Cup in 2021 and continuing the journey to bring the Cup home.

  • 8186
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    GBR
    Graeme Spence
    Grinder

    Age: 38
    Hometown: Perth, Australia
    Instagram: @GraemeSailing

    Graeme grew up in Perth, Western Australia - home to the 26th America’s Cup in 1987 - and started sailing aged 12.

    Graeme was a regular on the World Match Racing Tour before joining ORACLE TEAM USA as a grinder for the 35th America’s Cup, where he also had a role supporting the development of the hydraulic and mechanical systems.

    Alongside his sailing Graeme also played football [AFL] and water polo and has a university degree in Commerce. The 36th America’s Cup will be Graeme’s second campaign.

     

  • 8188
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    AUS/GBR
    Joey Newton
    Trimmer

    Age: 42
    Hometown: Queensland, Australia
    Instagram: @Joe.Newton77

    Key Achievements: 2 x America's Cup wins

    This will be Newton's seventh campaign; his previous experience includes two Cup victories with Oracle Team USA, alongside campaigns with the American OneWorld Challenge and the Italian Luna Rossa teams.

    In this campaign Joey will be re-joining teammates from the win in the 34th America's Cup; Ben Ainslie (Team Principal and Skipper) and Grant Simmer (CEO).

  • 8190

    Leigh McMillan (GBR)

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    Leigh McMillan
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    Age: 40
    Hometown: Isle of Wight
    Instagram: @LeighanMcMillan

    Leigh McMillan grew up on the Isle of Wight, and began sailing with his father, who skippered classic yachts. He progressed to dinghies at the age of eight, representing Britain at the Optimist Europeans and Worlds. He moved into the Laser Radial and won the Youth Nationals, before transferring to the Hobie 16 when it became an ISAF class for the Youth Worlds. McMillan competed in the Youth World Championships in South Africa in the Hobie 16, and this began his career in multihulls.

    He qualified to represent Team GB in Athens in 2004, placing 13th. McMillan qualified again in 2008 after a series of podiums at major international regattas but finished 6th. The multihull event was then dropped from the Olympics, which forced McMillan to look in a new direction.

    The answer was the Extreme 40, first developed in 2004 and 2005 as a short course racing multihull. Leigh McMillan joined the debutant circuit in 2005 and 2006, when it was part of the Volvo Ocean Race, before returning to the Olympics. Once the 2008 Games were over, McMillan re-joined the circuit, racing for various teams before joining Oman Sail mid-season in 2011. He has subsequently won two championship titles, along with the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour in 2015.

  • 8192

    Luke Parkinson (AUS)

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    Luke Parkinson
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    Age: 30
    Hometown: Perth, Australia
    Instagram: @ParkoLuke

    28-year old Luke Parkinson began sailing in a mirror dinghy at the age of five in Perth, Western Australia. He has since gone on to compete in one Red Bull Youth America’s Cup (2013), one America’s Cup (AC35 in 2017) and two consecutive Volvo Ocean Races (2014/15, 2017/18). In the build-up to London 2012 he also campaigned in the Olympic 49er class, training with Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen.

    His first taste of America's Cup racing came in the 2013 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in San Francisco with Objective Australia Team and his first Cup campaign was with Artemis Racing, for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. Artemis Racing progressed to the Louis Vuitton Cup Finals where they were defeated by the eventual winners, Emirates Team New Zealand.

    During his first Volvo Ocean Race, with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Luke was one of only two under-30’s onboard and after ten months of intense racing, they came away winners. After the AC35 in Bermuda, he returned to ocean racing for the 2017/18 edition, with Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag.

  • 8195
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    GBR
    Neil Hunter
    Grinder

    Age: 25
    Hometown: Isle of Arran
    Instagram: @NeilHunter__

    Neil Hunter grew up on the Isle of Arran on Scotland’s west coast so was never too far from the sea. His racing career began at the age of 13, firstly in the RS Fevas, but quickly progressing into the International 420 youth class and Scottish RYA’s 420 Squad and then onto the 29er class sailing with his younger brother, Rory.

    At the age of 18, Neil and Rory got a 49er and they trained on their own every weekend for 18 months in Scotland between studying a degree in Naval Architecture at Glasgow University.

    The training paid off when they made a breakthrough at the 2014 ISAF World Championships in Santander beating all the development squad and podium potentials at the event. The Hunter brothers were then invited to join the British Sailing Team Podium Potential Squad and they moved to Weymouth full time in November 2014 where they went on to be 49er national champions in 2014 and 2015.

    In early 2016, Neil was invited to sail with the team at the first Extreme Sailing Series (ESS) event in Oman and has acted as Skipper for the ESS this season.

  • 8198
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    GBR
    Nick Hutton
    Trimmer

    Age: 38
    Hometown: Devon
    Instagram: @NickGBR

    Devon-born Nick Hutton came up through the ranks of the RYA Youth programme, starting his racing career in the double-handed 420 class and made his America’s Cup debut in 2012. Hutton was bowman with the Italian entry, ‘Prada Luna Rossa Challenge’. Nick enjoyed success, winning the 2012/13 ACWS and finishing runners up in the Louis Vuitton Cup – the 30th anniversary of the event.

    Nick brings a huge amount of multi-hull racing experience to the team. He has competed in six Extreme Sailing Series (ESS) and was crowned the 2010 Champion, with The Wave, Muscat. In 2014 he was back competing on the ESS circuit, with J.P. Morgan BAR, as the team’s Headsail trimmer. He sailed with the team throughout the 35th America's Cup campaign.

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