Thursday, March 18, 2010

Meeting the next generation

Team skipper Jimmy Spithill, along with other team members who are in Auckland this week, met with the next generation of potential Cup sailors on Thursday afternoon, when the team held a Q+A and poster signing session for the kids who have been sailing in the Louis Vuitton Junior Trophy regatta.

(photo courtesy Bob Grieser/Louis Vuitton Trophy)

Two groups of 20 kids have been racing a qualifying series that will see the top ten from each group compete on Saturday for a chance to be 18th man during the final of the Louis Vuitton Trophy.

At the session, they had the opportunity to meet the team members and learn from Jimmy what it was like to sail on the USA. And they could see the AC trophy, up close, and personal.

Suzanne McFadden, writing for the LVT website spoke with Jimmy as the session started. See here for more.