In the list of participants of the 36th of the Cup “America” the next replenishment: the sixth contender for the most famous trophy in the world sail was the team from Holland.
It consists of two yacht club-the Royal Netherlands Yacht Club Muiden and the Royal Maas Yacht Club. The organizers of the Cup “America” – the new Zealanders – confirmed that the application was accepted, but at the same time reported very little additional information. Not yet announced, for example, what is the name of the team (and the syndicate) and who leads them.
However, a month ago, when I went to the first talk of the upcoming Dutch application, there were rumors that the head of the team is likely to be a two-time winner of the America’s Cup to Oracle Team USA, skipper of team AkzoNobel participated in the last Volvo Ocean Race, 37-year-old Simeon Tienpont.
In any case, the details will be announced in the coming days or hours. And while it is clear the main thing: in 2021 the fight for the right to fight with the defender of the America’s Cup – Emirates Team New Zealand – in Auckland will take at least 6 teams. In addition to the Dutch, is Luna Rossa (Italy), American Magic (USA), INEOS Team UK (UK), Malta Altus Challenge (Malta) and Stars & Stripes Team USA (USA).
The last time the number of contenders was in 2007!