Able Draper replacement for Team Korea

Olympic hot shots sign on for the White Tiger

Thursday February 9th 2012, Author: James Boyd, Location: none selected

Team Korea is very pleased to announce that their America’s Cup sailing team has been joined by two current World Champions.

Australian Nathan Outteridge comes on board as the new skipper and helmsman, and looks forward to continuing the success that the team has had with its policy of using young skiff talent to lead its challenge for the 34th America’s Cup.

Outteridge, 26, is no stranger to top level sailing with three World 49er titles, three ISAF World Youth titles, and a World Moth title to his name. This outstanding sailor’s career is set apart by his ability to master any class that he takes on and Team Korea has no doubt that between his commitments to the Olympics later this year he will soon become master of the White Tiger AC45.

“I'm really excited to join the team, it is a great opportunity for me and I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the tiller at the first event in Naples," said Outteridge. "It is going to be a very busy year for me, with the Olympics in London and also now joining Team Korea but I am looking forward to it and can't wait to get sailing with the team.”

Joining Team Korea is also current World and European Finn Champion Giles Scott from Great Britain. Scott, 24, is joining as tactician and float on the AC45 bringing a physical presence, and even more obvious sailing talent to the team.

"Joining Team Korea is definitely the most exciting step I've taken in sailing, I can't wait to get on board the White Tiger and start racing in and amongst the best,"said Scott.

With obvious enthusiasm, Team Korea CEO, Kim Dong Young is delighted with his two new recruits: “We are a team for the future and we believe that our talented and youthful guys will continue our strong performance on the Americas Cup World Series. These boats require a different style from the past, fast thinking, fast sailing, fit and strong. We have built a very strong bond within the team and I am sure that both Nathan and Giles will soon become part of our family.”

Team Korea’s sailing crew now includes Nathan Outteridge (Skipper and helm), Giles Scott (Tactician and float),Troy Tindill (Wing Trim and Boat Captain), Mark Bulkeley (Trimmer and sail Coordinator), and Matt Cornwell (Bow and Rules)

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