The press service of the Dutch Team The Netherlands, one of six contenders for the Cup “America”-2021, reported that the steering team will have 45-year-old Carolyn the Brower.
This is definitely a sensation and breakthrough: women had never before been steering the teams participating in the America’s Cup. (Except that in 1995, the steering in the all-female crew of Mighty Mary was Leslie Egnot. But this team has participated in inter-wire then the selection – and quickly dropped out of the fight).
It should be noted that Carolyn the Brower is one of the most reputable and renowned sailors in the world. So, it is twice (!) in 1998 and 2018 received the prize Rolex World Sailor of the Year. The Brower was a participant of three Olympic games (in classes 470, Europe, and Tornado), but on the podium, however, was not raised. And he participated in the Volvo Ocean Race, and last year became the winner of this round the world race in the composition of DongFeng RaceTeam.