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Sir Ben Ainslie replaces John Kostecki as ORACLE TEAM USA tactician

by 34th America's Cup 12 Sep 2013 18:01 BST 12 September 2013
Sir Ben Ainslie practicing on ORACLE TEAM USA © Gilles Martin-Raget / ACEA

ORACLE TEAM USA has decided to change tacticians, four-time Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie is in and past America's Cup champion John Kostecki is out.

ORACLE TEAM USA Crew List
Skipper: Jimmy Spithill (9), Tactician: Ben Ainslie (12), Strategist: Tom Slingsby (10), Wing trimmer: Kyle Langford (8), Jib trimmer: Joe Newton (5), Off-side trimmer: Rome Kirby (4), Grinders: Shannon Falcone (1), Joe Spooner (2), Jono MacBeth (3), Gillo Nobili (6), Simeon Tienpont (7)

Emirates Team New Zealand Crew List
Skipper/helmsman: Dean Barker (14), Tactician: Ray Davies (10), Wing Trimmer: Glenn Ashby (3), Trimmer: James Dagg (9), Bow: Adam Beashel (2), Pit: Jeremy Lomas (8), Pedestal 1: Chris Ward (7), Pedestal 2: Rob Waddell (11), Pedestal 3: Grant Dalton (6), Pedestal 4: Chris McAsey (5), Float/Grinder: Derek Saward (12)

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