Mike Sanderson leaves Team Origin !!!

Posted on 18 May 2010 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: Team Origin] TEAMORIGIN announced today that Mike Sanderson has left the team following the decision by Sir Keith Mills, Team Principal, to restructure the organisation. This decision has been taken to ensure that the team functions as effectively and efficiently as possible, in order to improve the team’s performance and ultimately win the America’s Cup. Mike has been with the team since it was formed in 2007. He has made a huge contribution to establishing what has been a relatively new team and has worked hard to keep the team together over the last three years while the America’s Cup was in the courts. Sir Keith and the team wish Mike every success in the future.

9 Comments For This Post

  1. Anonymous Says:

    So the rumour floating around at the Auckland LV trophy has finally come to pass. Not surprising when it was well known that Moose almost came to blows with Ainslie/Percy on the yacht after one of Origin's worse performances in Auckland. How long until the other kiwis leave?

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  3. Anonymous Says:

    After hearing at LVT Auckland about how angry Sir Keith was with Moose, his dodgy dealings around the TP52 build, and the general dislike for him and his lack of Cup experience by other team members, this is no surprise at all. Team Origin need new direction, this tussle at the top is affecting the team. Time of a new start to this promising team.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    There is not a lot of love for Moose at Team Origin. The way the TP RIBs and Tender were built and paid for in NZ next to his nice family motorcruiser finally gave Keith the excuse he needed to get rid of him. Moose will be lucky not to get sued by Keith Mills who was very angry.

    Ben and Ian much better off without him.

    PS Moose can't really sail at the level Ian and Ben are at

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Pindar/Speedboat/origin. Who next???

  6. Anonymous Says:

    What goes around comes around.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Get over yourself! – have the guts to say this without being anonymous why don't you? Mike has dedicate years to the Team doing his best to keep the team together!

    Well done Mike for all the good you have done for Team Origin. Good Luck in the future!

    Quite right – what goes around comes around!

  8. Anonymous Says:

    This team is full of losers. Ainslie and Percy are useless primadonas.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Thats right, losers with 5 Olympic golds between them…


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