Triangle Rigging a locally owned and operated rigging company will sponsor Cameron Appleton and his crew for the 2003 Gold Cup event starting 20 October. Triangle Rigging has great hopes for Cameron and crew as they enter into the unseeded part of Gold Cup, with hopes of making it to the top eight to challenge the seeded skippers.
Appleton is a talented young sailor who was the backup helmsman for Team New Zealand’s leader and skipper Dean Barker. A spar-maker by trade, he was the 1996 and 1997 Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron youth champion. Appleton has raced internationally, winning Division E of the Kenwood Cup in 1998 and finishing second in the Antibes Cup in France and the Polaris Cup.
Triangle Rigging has close ties with the King Edward VII Gold Cup, as they provide the on the water repairs to the IOD class yachts and have also been hard at work preparing the IOD class yachts for Gold Cup. Triangle Rigging has also supplied the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club with new sails for this years event. The sail were designed specifically for the rigors of match racing and made by NORTH SAILS which Triangle Rigging is the local agent for.
Swedish Match Tour Results:
2002 ? 6th at Match Race Germany
2001- 3rd at the Steinlager/Line 7 Cup
2000- 2nd at the Steinlager/Line 7 Cup, 5th at the Danish Open;
America’s Cup Affiliation:
None at present
2003 ? 4th Etchell World Championships
2000-Winner at the Gotland Round Offshore race.
1999-Winner at the Auckland-Fiji race;
1997- 6th at the Steinlager/Line 7 Cup, 4th at the National Match Racing Championships;
1996/1997- Winner at the NZ Youth Match Racing championships;
1996- 6th at the NZ National Match Racing Championships;