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Murray Jones: AC legend comes full circle, returning to ETNZ for his 7th Cup

QUOTE-UNQUOTE: "In ’95, Jones was a first-time America’s Cup sailor, who made his name as the tactician and wind-spotting “man-up-the-mast” in Coutts’ legendary crew. Six Cups – and a couple of teams later – Jones is back with Team NZ, this time as their performance coach. He’s built up incredible knowledge, having won the Auld Mug five times - for New Zealand, then Switzerland and the United States (yes, he helped Oracle to whip the silverware from Emirates Team New Zealand’s grasp four painful years ago)." –Suzanne McFadden, our long time friend and veteran AC journo writing for newsroom.co.nz, the independent, New Zealand-based news and current affairs site website, on AC veteran Murray Jones. Her superb article, "Echoes of ‘95 in Team NZ’s preparation" – a MUST READ for AC fans.

Luna Rossa skipper Max Sirena, now an ETNZ coach, chatting with Murray "The Captain" Jones and Kiwi helsman Peter Burling ahead of a practice session in Bermuda. Photo: ETNZ