A Dutch team led by Simeon Tienpont have reported to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron as challenger for the 36th America’s Cup. Tienpont, the former skipper of Team AkzoNobel and America’s Cup winner.
Now is the chance
Tienpont: “Now is the chance for the Netherlands to get a Dutch challenger on the water for the first time in history. The design of the AC75 and the technical specifications are perfectly suited to the Dutch maritime and aviation industry. The America’s Cup has always worked as a breeding ground for technology in competitive sailing, and now more than ever before, these innovations also attract the maritime industry. The Dutch maritime sector is recognized as a world leader; it is now a matter of using that leadership to achieve success in participating in the 36th America’s Cup. Add to this that our competition sailors are among the best in the world. “