Latest addition to Team GBR

Rob Humphreys to join Harrison's GBR Challenge Design Team

Wednesday April 18th 2001, Author: Mark Bullingham, Location: United Kingdom
Peter Harrison today announced that Rob Humphreys, co-designer of Ellen MacArthur's Kingfisher, has joined the GBR Challenge Design Team.

Humphreys, along with Derek Clark, was part of the committee that formulated the IACC rule. He joins Taro Takahashi, Akihiro Kanai, Jo Richards, Derek Clark (all members of the GBR Challenge Technical Group) Stephen Jones, Simon Rogers and Hugh Welbourn in the GBR Challenge Design Team.

Harrison commented: "I am delighted that Rob has joined GBR Challenge. He is one of the top British designers and will complement the skills of the initial Design Team members, bringing together their expertise, to develop a competitive IACC yacht."

David Barnes, General Manager of GBR Challenge, commented: "All of the members of our Design Team have exceptional skills in their respective areas. In the short time that Rob has been working with the project, he has already added a great deal of value acting as the focal point for the hull design."

Humphreys commented: "I am delighted to be working with this project, alongside Taro, Akihiro, Jo, Derek, Stephen, Simon and Hugh. I have been involved in previous potential British campaigns that didn't make it to the startline, so it's great to be part of Peter Harrison's British America's Cup project and to know that we're definitely going to be competing in the Louis Vuitton Cup next year. I enjoy working as part of a team on global projects, having recently done so with Kingfisher."

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