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TEAMORIGIN UPDATE ON DESIGN RESOURCE FOR AC34
12 Jul 2010TEAMORIGIN decide not to work with JYD for the 34th America's Cup
(JYD - Juan (Kouyoumdjian) Yacht design)
TEAMORIGIN today announced that discussions with JYD for the 34th America's Cup are not progressing.
Grant Simmer, who joined TEAMORIGIN in June after 10 years with Alinghi in various senior roles, including design coordinator, has been undertaking a review of the team's design options.
Simmer holds a strong view that with a new design rule soon to be announced, teams need to be in a position to be able to build their design capabilities to reflect the new rule.
As preparations for the next America's Cup gather momentum, several weeks of discussions have taken place between TEAMORIGIN and JYD.
Last week however, TEAMORIGIN decided to take an alternative approach than the one offered by JYD and, as a result, terminated discussions with JYD.