Facing a tightening deadline, DutchSail, the group behind a Dutch entry in the 36th America’s Cup in 2021, is turning to crowdfunding and must yet find a main sponsor.
DutchSail CEO and AC entry skipper Simeon Tienpont is talking to three candidate-sponsors. “We must have a decision in the weeks ahead,” he tells Zeilen, the Netherlands’ leading sailing magazine. “We need to move forward, order material and build a boat.”
In 2021, New Zealand will defend the cup in a contest of 75ft foiling monohulls.
The up-in-the-air start of the Dutch AC campaign is visible in its website which, curiously, is in Dutch only.