I feel that I can help the squad and perhaps bring something extra from the professional game.

The experience we have gained in this New Zealand campaign is invaluable and we all know that to win, there is no substitute for ongoing momentum and participation.

It must have been quite humiliating.

We agreed terms in the summer, but there were issues. It has now been decided that we will talk again at the end of the season.

Flying will give us a gain of some five weeks versus shipping, and is the only way to get GBR 78 there in time for the sailing team to practice on two new generation boats and tune up the second boat prior to the start of the Louis Vuitton Cup.

It's the biggest challenge I've ever faced.

It is a good location that [MetLife is] buying. And the fact that they are going to put in cosmetic improvements will work in their favor.