Slingsby back at helm for Oracle

Tom Slingsby is expected to resume training with his Oracle Team USA team-mates this month.

The Oracle sailing team manager, helmsman and tactician is on the mend after having surgery to replace a damaged disc in his back at the DISC Sports & Spine Centre in Marina del Rey, California, the same clinic where Jimmy Spithill, the Oracle skipper, recently had elbow surgery.

“I’m feeling good and looking forward to sailing again soon,” Slingsby said.

The Australian won the gold medal in the single-handed Laser at the 2012 Olympic regatta in England and opted not to defend his title in Rio as Oracle ramp up their preparations for the defence of the ‘Auld Mug’ next summer in the Great Sound.

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