ON September a sleepy-eyed, four-year-old Jimmy Spithill watched in awe from his family home on Sydneys northern beaches as his neighbours helped Australia II to what is arguably the nations most famous sporting triumph.
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James Spithill joined Deadspin today for a live chat. What was the "lightbulb moment" during racing? And other questions... including mine... i SO think they should charter 17 out and raise money for youth sailing or something!
We’ve faced all sorts of adversity. We capsized boat one. We had everything going on before this match. They took two points away. They took a wing trimmer. It was one thing after the other. But what did the team do? Didn’t wave the white flag. Didn’t run off or use excuses. They just got stuck in and worked harder, and it’s made the team stronger. #JSpithill