Alinghi Sign Peter HOLMBERG
Highly regarded on the international match racing circuit, Holmberg was most recently helmsman on Oracle BMW Racing during the America's Cup 2002/3, and raced in the afterguard of Stars & Stripes in the America's Cup 2000 Challenger series.
A native of the Virgin Islands, Peter learned to sail in the warm waters of the Caribbean, starting his international racing career when he was just nine. He won the Silver Medal in the Finn Class in 1988 at the Olympics in Korea after which Peter began his professional racing career, winning two world championships and many other international sailing events.
Jochen SCHUEMANN, Sports Director: "We wanted to bring another experienced helmsman into the Alinghi afterguard,"
explained Schuemann. "Peter is highly regarded on the match racing circuit and his skill as a helmsman will be a huge asset to the team. We look forward to having him on board."
Peter HOLMBERG: "It's a great honour to be invited to join Team Alinghi, winners of the America's Cup 2003. I have great respect for what they have achieved as a team and the level of professionalism at which they operate. This will be a great experience."