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Jimmy Spithill jumps ship

Abbey Wakefield
Jimmy Spithill
Former Team Oracle USA skipper Jimmy Spithill.  Wikimedia Commons

Jimmy Spithill has left Team Oracle USA after losing to Team New Zealand at the America's Cup.

The former Team Oracle USA skipper lost the race for the cup against the kiwis in Bermuda last year.

Jimmy Spithill has signed with team Luna Rossa Challenge for the next America's Cup in 2021.

Team Luna Rossa says the two-time America's Cup winner brings important experience to the team.

"With his huge sports and technical experience on high-performance sailing boats, Jimmy brings additional strength to the team."