Apr 12, 2016
Jason Waterhouse joins SoftBank Team Japan
Photo: Jason at Punta Ala Worlds 2015 -- Team Japan has taken one of their most important decisions towards Bermuda Americas Cup. If we had Outteridge and then Burling as the Youth stars going to the big leagues, now Jason Waterhouse is definitively the name following the path those two already established top notch sailors, both currently racing at highest level in the ACWS Series, 49ers, Moths and A-Class.
Jason Waterhouse is the best choice Barker had and he took it right away. I'm sure Jason will start slowly taking command of the AC45/AC50 helm in the future, this kid has a marked destiny for glory as stated many times. But first Waterhouse and his cousin Lisa Darmanin will face the Nacra 17 final campaign stage that will end in August at Rio de Janeiro. The Australian youth has Bundock, Ashby, Booth, Landenberger and other Tornado legends as a legacy to defend in the Olympic arena, and he is ready to deliver.
Read his last year CSN interview here.
Comments from Draper below , excerpt from official report by Softbank Team Japan:
...The announcement follows trials earlier this year where the team had invited Waterhouse out for several sessions training on the team’s new AC45 Sport test boat in Bermuda.
“The whole team was enormously impressed with his great attitude and work ethic. His skills on the boat have been very impressive”, said Draper. “It is enormously important to the team that we ensure his focus is 100% about the Olympics in Rio for now and we will look forward to welcoming him in Bermuda full time after the games.”
Source & Official report : Softbank Team Japan