"Tom Slingsby has an impressive CV for a man not yet 30-years-old. Eight world championships, an Olympic gold medal and an America’s Cup victory ensure he is in high demand at all levels of sailing.
But today he confirmed that he is “off the market” as far as the next America’s Cup is concerned.
The announcement is sure to be greeted with disappointment by the Oatley family, who are putting together an Australian challenge for the 35th Match. Slingsby was undoubtedly one of the first sailors they contacted after being announced as the Challenger of Record for the 35th Match..."