America's Cup: Design chief free to take ideas to rivals

NZ Herald. By Dana Johannsen.

Former Team New Zealand design chief Nick Holroyd is free to take his wealth of intellectual property to other America's Cup teams after quitting the troubled Kiwi syndicate.

The Herald revealed today Holroyd has walked out on Team NZ after 18 years with the syndicate, along with sailors Winston Macfarlane and Derek Saward.

Holroyd would not be drawn on why he had quit the team effectively mid-way through the design project for the new AC48 catamarans, which will be sailed at the 2017 event in Bermuda.

“I'm limiting my comments to avoid collateral damage to a lot of close friends still there,” he said.

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