Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill might be a masterful tactician on the water but he is proving just as adept on land carving out a skilful niche as the media stand-up antagonist.
The 35th edition of the America’s Cup is sailing ahead and Spithill is wasting no time in living up to his billing of using the skippers’ press conferences to be a constant barb in teams’ side – particularly us
Kiwis. Already he’s fired several shots at Team New Zealand during the first few press conferences, picking up where he left off in San Francisco four years ago. Though keep in mind that the America’s Cup has become known as much for the off-water antics as it has for the on-water action with guarded secrets, mind games and out-and- out feuds between sailors. Read More