Troy Tindill was the only member of the crew to have sailed an AC45 when the White Tiger took to the water, having worked with ACRM as a Boat Captain this year, helming the America’s Cup yacht in training sessions earlier in 2011. In fact he has taken all the teams and shown them how to sail the boat on their first sail, so clearly knows these yachts ‘inside out’.
At 28 years old, he’s an accomplished sailor having competed in world youth match racing regattas and the world tour proper. He’s also been the boat Captain for the successful Wild Oats X and XI for the past six-years, and has recorded five Sydney-Hobart race wins, and is the present record holder for the course.
He’s an offshore racer too and competed in Maxi’s for many years. Troy said, ‘’having sailed these yachts for most of the year, I am keen to get into a competitive environment and sail them under real pressure. I think Chris and I can work well together and get the boat going pretty quickly – I like his style and approach and we hope to be quickly competitive’’.