Jono Macbeth

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Jonathan "Jono" Macbeth (born Castor Bay, Auckland) is a New Zealand sailor who has competed in multiple America's Cups.

Macbeth was an endurance athlete until he was selected by Peter Blake who was looking for grinders.[1][2]

Macbeth joined Team New Zealand in 1997 and he was part of their 2000, 2003 and 2007 America's Cup campaigns.[3]

Macbeth joined Oracle Racing before the 2010 America's Cup and was subsequently a part of their 2013 America's Cup defence. He joined Ben Ainslie Racing as the sailing team manager and a grinder for their 2017 America's Cup campaign.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ "America's Cup: which sailors have been drafted in from other sports and why?".
  2. ^ "Ben Ainslie: Why Jono Macbeth is crucial to America's Cup bid". Boat International.
  3. ^ a b Racing, Ben Ainslie. "Jonathan 'Jono' Macbeth – Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing".
  4. ^ "Jono Macbeth – Team 11th Hour Racing".
  5. ^ "Kiwi 'Bear' Jono Macbeth helps Ben Ainslie Racing claw their way back at America's Cup". Stuff.