Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Meeting the President

The team was welcomed into the East Room of the White House on Tuesday to meet with President Obama, who offered his congratulations on the America's Cup victory.

The President spoke with team owner Larry Ellison, skipper Jimmy Spithill and CEO Russell Coutts about the Match and said while he isn't a sailor, he'd be interested in having a go on the trimaran!

The President was also the first to see the America's Cup after the results of the 33rd Match had been engraved on the trophy.

More on the White House visit is on the America's Cup website.

(President Barack Obama greets members of the America's Cup Team in the East Room of the White House, June 29, 2010 - Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)