Return to the Torresen Marine Home Page

America’s Cup Hall of Fame to Induct Exceptional Slate of Nominees

The America’s Cup Hall of Fame, located in Bristol Rhode Island, is pleased to announce the selection of Simon Daubney, Warwick Fleury, Murray Jones, Dean Phipps, Mike Drummond, and Halsey Herreshoff for induction on September 18, 2010. The 17th Induction Ceremony, presented by Rolex Watch USA and hosted at the New York Yacht Club’s Harbour Court in Newport, Rhode Island, will be held in conjunction with the America’s Cup 12 Metre Era Reunion weekend.

Simon Daubney (New Zealand)

Daubney has three decades of racing experience, beginning in dinghies on his home waters of Auckland before moving into the match racing scene. He is an eight-time world champion, has competed in three Olympic Games in the Soling, and has taken part in seven America’s Cup campaigns.

Warwick Fleury (New Zealand)

Having participated in eight America’s Cup campaigns, three with Alinghi and five with New Zealand teams, mainsail trimmer Warwick Fleury is also an experienced match racer. He was a three time world champion with Team Magic, a Bermuda Gold Cup winner six times, and has also won world championships in Farr 40s and the Mumm 36.

Murray Jones (New Zealand)

Murray Jones is one of the most respected keelboat sailors in the world. Although well-known for his five America’s Cup campaigns, Jones had a long and illustrious sailing career before his belated move into the America’s Cup arena. He represented New Zealand at three world youth sailing Championships in the mid-1970s, before getting into Olympic campaigning in the 1980s.

Dean Phipps (New Zealand)

Beginning with 1983’s Victory ’83 challenge, Phipps has participated in eight Cup campaigns. He is also a storied offshore racer, with two Whitbreads under his belt, four Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races, four Rolex Fastnet Races, and two Newport Bermuda Race campaigns.

Mike Drummond (New Zealand)

Mike Drummond has over 20 years America’s Cup experience as a design engineer, principal designer and navigator. He has been a part of four America’s Cup winning teams and continues to serve as BMW ORACLE Racing’s Design Director following victory with the American team in the 33rd America’s Cup.

Halsey Herreshoff (United States)

Distinguished as the most active America’s Cup sailor during the 12 Metre era, Halsey Herreshoff was a crewman as bowman, crew boss, or navigator in six campaigns and sailed in four America’s Cup matches. A naval architect and marine engineer, Herreshoff has also contributed to the support of technology and management of many campaigns. He is also the founder of the America’s Cup Hall of Fame with the late Edward du Moulin.

Share or bookmark this story:
[Digg] [Reddit] [] [Facebook] [Technorati] [Google] [StumbleUpon]

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 4:55 pm and is filed under Main Stories. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply