Brad Dellenbaugh has been appointed Chief Umpire of the 32nd America's Cup

Dyer Jones, Regatta Director for the 32nd America’s Cup, has appointed Brad Dellenbaugh (USA) to the role of Chief Umpire. Dellenbaugh had previously served as Deputy Chief Umpire under Bryan Willis, who stepped down from the role at the end of the year to focus on his chairmanship of the Jury.

Dyer Jones commented: “Brad has been an important part of the umpiring squad for the Louis Vuitton Acts in 2004 and 2005, and served as an Umpire at the 31st America’s Cup. With all of his recent experience in the America’s Cup environment I’m sure we will have a seamless transition.”

An avid racer himself, Brad Dellenbaugh has worked as a college sailing coach since 1980, and is currently the Sailing Director of the New York Yacht Club. He has served as an International Judge since 1997 and an International Umpire since 1998. In addition to his work at the last America’s Cup and during each of the Louis Vuitton Acts to date, Dellenbaugh served as the Chief Umpire at the 2003 and 2004 ISAF Match Racing World Championships, and was a rules advisor to the United States Olympic Sailing Team in Sydney, Australia.