James Spithill

Francesco Bruni
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Jimmy is the youngest skipper to win the America’s Cup, which he won twice and consecutively (2010 & 2013), making him a tie (R Coutts-14) for most AC race wins as Skipper.

He is a multiple World/National Champion in both Fleet and Match racing, 2 Sydney to Hobart wins, current record holder on Comanche. He is a World Sailor of the Year and Australian Sailor of the Year and is recognized for having lead the biggest comeback ever in the history of international sport, coming from 8-1 down, to win 9-8 during the AC34 in San Francisco 2013. Jimmy was helmsman for Luna Rossa in the AC32 and this will be his 7th AC Campaign.