America’s Cup - Sport

Gybe Talkin’ Day 27

  • Jimmy Spithill (Photograph by Akil Simmons)


Peter Burling

The Team NZ man stands on the brink of becoming, at 26, the youngest helmsman to win the America’s Cup.


Jimmy Spithill

Sloppy is not usually something that can be levelled at the Aussie but yesterday was a day to forget.

What they said

If you’re asking why mistakes have happened or someone to point that finger at, you should definitely point it at me

— Jimmy Spithill,

Oracle Team USA skipper

Men overboard

Cheeky wave?

Peter Burling wouldn’t be drawn on what appeared to be a hand gesture to Jimmy Spithill as his boat passed Oracle. Whatever the truth, there is no love lost.

Top Tweet

Sooo....@AinslieBen have you had the call from Jimmy yet “Err, Ben, what are you doing tomorrow? Fancy coming sailing?”

— @Hamblepoint