Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Who are they?

During the last couple of days we have been closely following BMW Oracle's training sessions aboard the Extreme 40 catamaran. Yesterday (Monday) James Spithill was not on the helm but instead the camera of our friend and excellent Valencian photographer Ignacio Baixauli spotted a new face.

There has been a rumor BMW Oracle was looking for a second helmsman but we take it with a pinch of salt. Whatever the case, the American team seems not to be wasting any time and trains every day and from what we see I don't think there should be any doubt about what the 33rd America's Cup will look like.

Can you recognize BMW Oracle's sailors?

Still, another "waiting" week started yesterday and Justice Cahn could make his order public any moment. It would be really funny if he did it on Saint Valentine's day. I'm sure quite a few people won't love him at all.

Part of BMW Oracle's crew sailing on the Extreme 40 catamaran. Valencia, 11 February 2008. Photo copyright Ignacio Baixauli

Part of BMW Oracle's crew sailing on the Extreme 40 catamaran. Valencia, 11 February 2008. Photo copyright Ignacio Baixauli

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7 Comments:

At 3:25 PM, Blogger Koen said...

2 Dutch men: Dirk de Ridder, Pirates of the Caribean is the guy in the bottom right corner in the first picture and Simeon Tienpont, ABN AMRO 2, is the guy in the second picture.

 
At 3:27 PM, Blogger Koen said...

2 Dutch sailors:

Dirk de Ridder, PotC, bottom right 1st picture

Simeon Tienpont, ABN 2, 2nd picture

 
At 4:23 PM, Blogger Adam said...

the 2 guys holding the jib look like tp52 sailors, the one on the left looks like big 'meat' who sailed on artemis but can't place the other one.

 
At 8:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

andrew taylor (midi - ex prada) and dirk de ridder (pirates, bor) and tom cruise :-)

 
At 11:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank Cammas, Andrew Taylor

 
At 1:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

its joey newton, one of james spithill firends from prada

 
At 6:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

its Joey Newton in the middle

 

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