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 2001/02 Volvo Ocean Race and twice sailed on the winning yacht in the Whitbread Round the World Race – on 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.