The Dutch reveal secrets

January 24, 2019

      The Dutch reveal secrets
      Some details became known about the Dutch team – the last, the sixth contender for the America's Cup -2021.

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<p>The fact that in the America’s Cup, the drawing of which will take place in 2021, will be attended by the Dutch team, it became known in early December-2018. But there was practically no information about the new applicant. Is that the fact that formed the application of two Dutch yacht club – Royal Netherlands Yacht Club Muiden and Royal Maas Yacht Club.</p>
<p>And now, after a month and a half, the details finally became public knowledge. The presentation of the team, which is officially called Team The Netherlands, took place in the city of Schevingen</p>
<p>The presentation took place in Schevingen, since it is here that the headquarters of Team The Netherlands is located. Journalists presented a few principled for a team of people. And above all – the two-time winner of the America's Cup, a repeated participant (and skipper) of the Volvo Ocean Race Simeon Tienpont (in the photo). He will be the salamander’s skipper, as the Dutch have decided to call their AC75.</p>
<p>Another submitted to the journalists Mr. – Dirk Kramer – on the site of Team The Netherlands is called "the real leader of the team." Kramer took part in the seven previous draws of the America's Cup as a designer and engineer.</p>
<p>The functions of the chief manager of Team The Netherlands are likely to be performed by Peter van Niekerk, two-time winner of the America's Cup as part of the Swiss Alinghi, participant of the recent Volvo Ocean Race (in the crew of Team AkzoNobel, where the same Tienpont was a skipper).</p>
<p>And finally, at the press conference, Carolyn Brower, participant of three Olympics in three different classes of yachts, presented the winner of the latest Volvo Ocean Race in the DongFeng RaceTeam. Thanks to her immense experience, 44-year-old Karolijn, this was especially emphasized, can perform various functions on board – to be a helmsman, clew, grinder, and she knows how to work with foils.</p>
<p>Apparently, while Team The Netherlands does not have a general sponsor. At the same time, as the informed site www.sail-world.com emphasizes, the team does not have any particular financial problems. She clearly has sources of funds, but the team prefers not to talk about them.</p>
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