Jimmy Spithill

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Jimmy Spithill

Australian Yachtsman

About Jimmy Spithill

James 'Jimmy' Spithill grew up on the water in Elvina Bay, Australia, with no road access. The only way to get to school or the mainland was by boat. He started windsurfing at the age of 5, and when he was 9 his father found an old abandoned wooden 2-person dinghy which they restored. Using this boat, he won the first race he entered at age 10, together with his younger sister Katie. He then moved on to dinghies and skiffs.

At 19 he became the youngest America's Cup skipper helming Young ...

It was great to have you join our conference. The feedback was great and consistent as the team enjoyed your views on leadership and team building.

Christopher Giamo, Head of Regional Commercial Bank - TD Bank

Jimmy did an amazing job and was definitely the highlight of the meeting. The topics he covered in his talk really resonated with the rest of the speakers and the audience said after they really got a lot out of his perspective. Please let Jimmy know how much I enjoyed meeting him.

Avery Vaught, Executive Communications & Strategy - GAP

Your speech visibly energized and motivated really everyone during this three days event and reached even far beyond! The way you drew parallels between the challenges of the top world sailing competition and our high tech industry concerning required team spirit, mindset, resilience, belief in success and trust in capabilities of each individual were striking! I couldn't add any word to your speech! You can't imagine the surprise on everyone's face to see the iconic Jimmy Spithill show up at our event! The numerous feedback I received afterwards just confirmed how strongly you impacted their minds and hearts (as many are sailors in their leisure time) and how privileged they felt.

Mario Heinen, EVP Production - Airbus

Jimmy Spithill was asked to speak about leadership at our annual Harken World Conference. He was the perfect choice: sincere, candid, legitimate and insightful. There are very few people who can be both driven and also consistent teaching leadership by example and creating an environment of excellence. He left us both informed with real insights and inspired.

Bill Goggins, Managing Director - Harken

Jimmy - Amazing job - the team is incredibly stoked!!!! You killed it!!!!

Rick Blackshaw, President - Sperry

Great Job Jimmy!! They are still talking about it.

Dan Egan - Degan Media
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