BUTTERWORTH races as tactician and forms the core of the Swiss America's Cup Defence. For Alinghi, 'skipper' is a title rather than an active role, as BUTTERWORTH explains, 'It won't make any difference to the way we sail the boat, everyone has their area and their responsibilities, but I guess it will be a little bit different for me as it makes me responsible for the boat as a whole. I will be thinking about doing my job well onboard and continuing on as we have in the past.'
This, on and off the ACC Yacht, 'Off the boat, it doesn't really change much either. As you get older, you wind up with the most experience and so I guess that is where I am at. Really, once Russell [COUTTS (NZL)] left I took over some leadership of the team and I am happy in that position and comfortable to carry it on, especially with the strong group we have.'For a complete list of all the news about the America's Cup 2007 CLICK HERE.