The (Edge) Spirit of a Sailor

USA Today ponders Kiwi dominance of the America’s Cup. “No matter that the boats will fly the flags of Switzerland and the United States. The men at the helm are Kiwis, New Zealanders, “mates.” Kiwis are in demand not only for their sailing skills but for their ingenuity. After all, it was a New Zealander who split the atom; a Kiwi who first climbed Mount Everest; and, some believe, it was a Kiwi who first flew a plane, months before the Wright brothers lifted off from Kitty Hawk.”We’re more hands-on people,” Don Cowie (kiwi trimmer of OneWorld) says. “Americans are more technical – they’ll sit down and have a meeting about it, while Kiwis are out there fixing it.” Chris Dickson helms One World above.      


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Lewis Hamilton’s Physio Sidekick is Angela Cullen

Lewis Hamilton’s Physio Sidekick is Angela Cullen

Across a race weekend, New Zealand-born Switzerland-based physiotherapist Angela Cullen is a near-constant presence at the side of her harge Lewis Hamilton – a fact which has even earned her cult…