Number of America’s Cups: 9

Favourite place of New Zealand: Auckland / Hatepe 

With eight America’s Cup campaigns behind him, Kevin is well into campaign number nine, with hands-on management of the team’s day-to-day activities - pulling together all the strands that make up a successful team.

He is a successful yachtsman in his own right, having skippered Tyco in the Volvo Ocean Race in 2001-02 and twice sailed on the winning yacht in the Whitbread - Steinlager 2 and New Zealand Endeavour. In the 2003 Louis Vuitton Cup regatta he trimmed on OneWorld; his eight other campaigns were with Team New Zealand and the New Zealand Challenge. Kevin played a key role in managing the team toward the victory of the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda.