Life after the America’s Cup

Published on April 1st, 2014

(April 1, 2014) – In a recent interview with Larry Ellison, the current defender of the America’s Cup revealed what goals he still holds in the sport.

“I’ve been soul searching these days, because the America’s Cup has not provided me the satisfaction that I anticipated,” Ellison admitted. “I have never really garnered anything in smaller keelboats which would seal my immortality, and there is a lot of prestige in the Melges classes. I figure that if Philippe Kahn’s kid can win the Melges 24 Worlds as a 14 year old, and John Kilroy’s 10 year old can get 12th in his first ever regatta, the 41-boat Melges 20 fleet at the Bacardi Miami Sailing Week, an America’s Cup winner like myself should be able to dominate in those fleets.”

Pressed further on what kind of program he would organize, Ellison looked forward to having more of a hands-on role. “I could do it all myself, but it sure would be nice to have someone to deliver the boat to regattas,” admitted Ellison. “I am experienced enough to figure things out on my own, so I most likely will not need a coach. Plus the Melges guys are open with knowledge and I am sure everyone would welcome my participation. I just need to figure out where to park my superyachts and host my press conferences.”

comment banner


Back to Top ↑

Get Your Sailing News Fix!

Your download by email.

  • Hidden
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

We’ll keep your information safe.