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Vega Racing

(USA)

The wildcard team, whose intention it is to have a full entry in the 2017 Series, is fronted by Team Principal and skipper Brad Funk. The team make their debut in the Series at Act 6, Madeira Islands.

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Brad Funk

Brad Funk

USA

Skipper/Helm

​Team Principal Brad Funk, an accomplished Moth sailor and member of the US Sailing Team since he was 17, Funk has represented his country in both the Laser and 49er class.

Nick Thompson

Nick Thompson

GBR

Tactician

Fresh from the Rio Olympic Games, British Laser sailor and double World Champion Nick Thompson joins Funk as tactician, boosting the team’s high-performance credentials.

José (Zé) Costa

José (Zé) Costa

POR

Mainsail Trimmer

On mainsail trim is another Rio Olympian José (Zé) Costa, a 49er sailor and Portuguese national.

Tom Buggy

Tom Buggy

GBR

Headsail Trimmer

No stranger to the circuit, British multihull sailor Tom Buggy took the position of bowman with Italian team Lino Sonego Team Italia in 2015. Buggy, returns to the circuit onboard the American-flagged wildcard syndicate for the Madeira Islands Act.

Mac Agnese

Mac Agnese

USA

Bowman

Rounding off the roster is Youth World’s silver medallist Mac Agnese, a 22 year old from the US, who will put his SL16 catamaran experience to good use as he makes his debut on the GC32 as bowman.

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