U.S. SAILGP TEAM UNVEILS STRATEGIC ROSTER PICKUPS

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CAMPBELL, DRESSLER, SINCLAIR

Spithill begins recruitment process for new-look American team

The United States SailGP Team unveiled details regarding its athlete roster today, beginning with the announcement that it has acquired Andrew Campbell, Cooper Dressler and Alex Sinclair.

U.S. SailGP Team helm Jimmy Spithill wasted no time in making the pickups, with all three athletes fresh off a three-year campaign with America’s Cup challenger American Magic, which exited the competition just over one week ago.

Spithill, a two-time America’s Cup winner said: “A winning team starts with the people you surround yourself with. Athletes such as Andrew, Cooper and Alex bring lots of experience to our team and we’re lucky to have them, but we’re not done. We look forward to announcing more team members in the coming weeks.”

Cooper Dressler

The U.S. team will further build out its roster in the coming weeks with the aim of benefiting the sport long-term by creating a competitive and inclusive environment.

Spithill said: “Our goal is to create a roster that is both competitive and represents the sport’s future. A big part of that is changing the top-end of the sport to create opportunities for female athletes and we’ve already started to identify several talented women who could complete our roster.

Details of the application process will be announced this Thursday, February 11 via the U.S. SailGP Team’s Facebook and Instagram channels.

     Alex Sinclair