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Appendage gives TNZ multiple advantages

Updated: February 14, 2003, 12:35 AM ET
By Gary Jobson | Special to ESPN.com

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Tom Schnackenberg is the design genius behind the successful Team New Zealand dynasty. Schnackenberg is a longtime sailmaker who first arrived on the America's Cup scene as the sail coordinator for Australia II in 1983. "Schnack," as he's known in Auckland serves as navigator on the crew. The genius here is that he is able to bridge the gap between the sailing team and the design team.

For the 2003 defense, he worked with Mike Drummond, who alternates as ...

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