Jimmy Spithill is known to be a helmsman as well as skipper of the Australian crew and is known for his competitive nature.
He has recently expressed his interest to take part in the PIC Insurance Coastal Classic race. The chance comes to him on October 20th when he would be racing with Frank Racing on the Orma 60 trimaran.
His career is not without controversy as his sailing with Kiwi members has been all but smooth sailing. He has definitely been a controversial yachtie of Australian origin. However, now that he had set his mind to it, he would be sailing with a Kiwi crew on a New Zealand boat that would be racing up the east coast of Northland. Spithill has proven his skills and abilities when he won the America’s Cup twice, once being part of the Oracle Team USA in the year 2013 while the other time it was for BMW Oracle Racing in the year 2010. Continue reading