Expert audio analysis from some of the biggest guns in the Cup. Matthew Sheahan reports
As the dust settles following the historic European defence and the announcement of the Protocol for the next event, several of the Cup’s key players reflect on what’s just past and what’s around the corner.
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Peter Gilmour was invited to join Alinghi as a coach and sparring skipper. Gilmour has been suprised and very impressed by what he has seen. And concludes the Kiwi tight five is at the heart of the Alinghi success and until this outstanding group is broken up the AC will stay where it is. He gives a special insight to what has made Alinghi so formidable and successful as he talks to PJ Montgomery
Listen to Peter Gilmour
Grant Dalton has had plenty on his mind since the Kiwi campaign faltered after the seventh race. The New Zealand government was quick to pledge its support for another campaign. Emirates Airlines are said to be happy with the exposure that they received and are rumoured to be keen to go again and ‘Dalts’ himself has said that he could be up for another round, albeit after an overall review has been completed on the team’s performance.
But then came the news of the new Protocol. Listen to Dalts’ reaction and views on the news.
Listen to Grant Dalton
Brad Butterworth Skipper Alinghi SUI 100 chats with PJ Montgomery after winning the 32nd America’s Cup.
This is the fourth America’s Cup in succession for Brad and the Kiwi Tight Five Murray Jones, Simon Daubney, Warwick Fluery and Dean Phipps. A staggering 20 Cup race wins, 16 in succession.
Listen to Brad Butterworth
Ed Baird Helmsman for Alinghi reflects after winning the 32nd America’s Cup. In Ed was 2000 Skipper of Young America for the NYYC, in 1995 he was Coach and skipper of the B Boat for Team New Zealand.
Listen to Ed Baird Part 1
Race 7 Highlights The race of the century and the end of the 32nd America’s Cup, a race that had action from the start and more match racing moves and drama in one race than is normally on show in an entire series – 17 minutes. Commentary provided by Matthew Sheahan, Peter Rusch, Tim Kroger and Ben Durham.
Listen to Race 7 – Edited highlights.