Jimmy Spithill, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Jimmy Spithill

Australian sailor

Date of Birth: 28-Jun-1979

Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Profession: skipper

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Jimmy Spithill

  • James Spithill (born 28 June 1979) is an Australian yachtsman.In 2010, as skipper and helmsman for BMW Oracle Racing, Spithill won the America's Cup.
  • He defended the cup twice, both times against Emirates Team New Zealand, first successfully in 2013, when Oracle Team USA came back from a -2 penalty score at the start to win 9–8 on the final race; and unsuccessfully in the 2017 America's Cup held in Bermuda. In 2017, Spithill skippered LDV Comanche to win Line Honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
  • This win came after winning their protest against Wild Oats.

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