Jeff Causey, Boat Captain of BRITANNIA, is heading into his third America’s Cup campaign. Jeff grew up sailing around his hometown of Seattle, Washington, and raced throughout his time at College. That background led Jeff to a successful early sailing career including captaining the Portland State Sailing Team and being a member of many successful professional sailing campaigns from Sportsboats to Maxis. In 2010, however, a new challenge followed for Jeff.
That first campaign was certainly a baptism of fire in the world of the America’s Cup for Jeff. To this day Jimmy Spithill and Ben Ainslie both fondly recall how in 2013, just minutes before the crucial tie-breaking final race between Oracle Team USA and Team New Zealand, Jeff saved the day for the team when 30 feet up the mast he completed a crucial wingsail structural repair, which eventually enabled them to race and complete one of the greatest sporting comebacks of all time. After that legendary America’s Cup campaign, Jeff returned to sailing full time before he teamed up with Oracle Team USA again for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda, this time as Rigging Manager.
Now, after a brief stint as Team Manager for TEAM USA in SailGP, Jeff has returned to the America’s Cup world and reunited with Ben Ainslie with INEOS TEAM UK, joining the team as Boat Captain, responsible for ensuring BRITANNIA and her crew are as safe as possible every time they head out on the water.
Click the link below to see a short video of Jeff's role in the team, leading up to the America's Cup.
Show your support and be a part of the team with the new Henri-Lloyd x INEOS TEAM UK merchandise collection. Featuring innovative materials, the collection includes key on and off-shore items that the team wear during their day to day America’s Cup duties.