Regatta director appointed for 2017 America’s Cup

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The competitor forum, comprising the six teams registered for the 2017 America’s Cup, appointed Iain Murray as regatta director. Murray is a former America’s Cup skipper who also served as regatta director in the last America’s Cup.

Murray started in his role as of Dec. 1 and has already been meeting with the teams as well as commercial commissioner Harvey Schiller via regular competitor forum conference calls.

Murray says he sees his appointment to a second term as regatta director as an opportunity to advance the America’s Cup forward beyond what was achieved last time.

“Leading into the last America’s Cup, there were so many major changes and collectively we learned so much about how to design, build and race these foiling multihulls,” Murray said. “Now we have the chance to fine-tune and make adjustments to make it even better.

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