Team New Zealand designer Nick Holroyd quits and three other crew members

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  1. coralislander
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    Latest from this dysfunctional team / syndicate as it disintegrates further.


    Team New Zealand designer Nick Holroyd quits


    Team New Zealand continue to lurch from one crisis to the next with chief designer Nick Holroyd departing the America's Cup syndicate.

    Holroyd was the key figure in the Kiwis leading the foiling technology race in the giant catamarans at the last regatta and was crucial to Team New Zealand's design plans as they work with the late changes initiated for the next challenge, Bermuda 2017.

    The flying catamarans were initially reduced to 62-foot versions and then controversially made smaller again, with 48-foot versions now in place for the next America's Cup.

    Holroyd's intellectual property was valuable and a rival syndicate may be keen to lure him.

    Grinders Winston Macfarlane and Derek Saward have also left Team New Zealand.

    Smaller numbers are required in sailing crews now with the smaller boats.

    The latest departures come hot on the heels of board chairman Keith Turner quitting. That followed the messy departure of skipper Dean Barker who was squeezed out when he was relieved of helming duties.



    http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/69286533/team-new-zealand-designer-nick-holroyd-quits


    NZ HERALD ARTICLE

    America's Cup: Design chief free to take ideas to rivals

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11463530


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