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The fourth contender?

Representatives of the defender of the America’s Cup -2021 new Zealand Emirates Team New Zealand – confirmed that significant progress in negotiations with the Italian syndicate of Columbus 2021.

According to them, the chances that Columbus in the next draw of the Cup is very high. Moreover, this team can be very competitive “from all points of view.” Including financially.

As you know, while participants of the Cup-2021 only four. It is the defender of the famous trophy to Emirates Team New Zealand and three challengers – Luna Rossa (Italy), American Magic (USA) and INEOS Team UK (UK).

Very informed Italian newspaper La Stampa claims that skipper Columbus, it is likely to be experienced Nathan Outteridge. Recall that the 32-year-old Australian – Olympic champion of London 2012 and the silver medal in Rio 2016 in the 49er sailing class and multiple world champion in the 49er and Moth classes. In the last two rallies of the America’s Cup, he was skipper of the Swedish Artemis Racing.

La Stampa writes that the negotiations with Outteridge already in full swing. We are talking about the monthly salary of Australian will be 88 thousand dollars. In a year it will be a million.

Another candidate in skippers Columbus – Frenchman Frank Kamma. But he still hopes that he will be able to find the money for team France. However, his attempts are not very successful.

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