Ask Your Questions
What do you get when you take a few of the most high-tech multihulls ever built, add a couple of lawsuits, sprinkle in some of the best sailors in the world, and throw it all together onto a ‘purpose-built island’ in the Middle East ? The 33rd America ’s Cup, that’s what.
Bickering and lawsuits aside, who are these boots-on-the-deck that make the 90’ multi-monsters smolder around the track? To say the least, both teams are comprised of some well-known and seasoned sailors. In the case of BMW Oracle, they brought in multi-master Glenn Ashby to help focus all of their talent on one thing, to sail the boat as fast as possible. Ashby, a 6 time World A-class champ, two-time Olympic Tornado Class world title holder, three-time international F18 title holder, and all-around nice guy, has the right skill-set for the job. Ashby knows how to make the small cats go fast, and he’s figured out a way to transfer his knowledge to the big ones.
If you could ask Glenn a question, what would it be? Well, after much prodding, BMWOracle Racing has opened up the communication lines so that we lowly sailors can ask Glenn a few questions. A few parameters: Don’t ask about law-suits, or anything that would fall under the administrative domain. Glenn knows how to pull the strings and build the team, not how to sit in court. Dig? This is going to be a nuts-and-bolts interview, so ask away. Clean and I will pick the top 20 questions. Let ‘er rip!