Big Boat Breaking News
We’re sad to report that Niklas Zennstrom has pulled the plug on one of the most successful offshore racing teams of the past decade. Both of Zennstrom’s new Rán boats – the mini-maxi and the 52 – will go into the shed for a couple of years.
The good news is that it ain’t permanent, and we understand that it’s not a healthy, family, or judicial issue…in fact, it’s all about opportunities. Our sources tell us Niklas’s extremely active tech startup investment company requires a lot of his time right now, and that means getting off the sailing circuit and into the board room. Judging on Zennstrom’s past business performances, we imagine he’ll be back soon…and with even more money to blow on his hobby. And judging on his team’s success, most recently winning class in the Middle Sea Race last month, ex-Rán sailors won’t have a tough time finding work…
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