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Americas Cup 36 Fireside Chat 5 March

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Published 00:00 on 5 Mar 2021

We are pleased to announce a fireside (Zoom) chat to prepare us all for the Americas Cup. We have a star cast of Mark Covell, Chips Howarth, Simon Payne and James Grant. Between them they are multiple world champions , Americas Cup crew, Olympics medallists and possibly they have a smattering of Blue Peter Badges to boot. They will be offering insight and discussion about the teams and the regatta followed by a Q&A session. Once you have logged in to the Members' Area, you can click here to sign up

Of course, Ollie will have his excellent Friday takeaway menu so please take advantage of this for when you sit down to listen in.


We have a cast of four esteemed sailors who will put forward a short review of an aspect of the current AC36 class and challenge. Each will be followed by a panel discussion and expect some interesting insight and chat as they chew over each of the topics. The panel will be hosted by Mark Holliday who will endeavour to keep some order and share the discussion across all four of these strong characters. Please feel free to send in questions in advance to the On the night you may submit them through the Zoom chat so the panel can consider and give their view. The topics will cover crew communication, how the cup has evolved over the past 20 years, the rig and the foils and of course a review of the INEOS challenge.


James Grant - European & national champs, Ultra 30 champ, Extreme 40 series winning skipper, Fast 40 series winner team Invictus, 2nd Volvo ocean race Team basilica, Double Blue Peter Badge Holder

Mark Covell - 5 x World Champion 5.5m, 1 x World Champion E22, America's Cup Crew 2003, Silver Olympics 2000, Blue Peter Badge 1986

Ian Howarth - CEO of Cyclops Marine, fast growing marine tech business, supplier to INEOS Team UK and Emirates Team NZ. 4 x Fireball World Champ, 2 x European Champ in Melges 24 and Musto Skiff, 25+ National titles in various boats. Endeavour Trophy win. Lucky enough to steer for James Grant.

Simon Payne - Sales director of Zhik, 2 x int moth world champion, 6 x European champion.


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