Name : Russell Coutts
Nationality : New Zealand
Date of Birth : 01. March, 1962, Wellington, New Zealand
Academic background : The University of Auckland, Bachelor of Engineering
Arguably, Russell Coutts is one of the best yachtsmen ever. He has won the America's Cup as a skipper three times, two times with Team New Zealand and once with Alinghi. Also his sailing record includes winning the ISAF World Youth championships, a Gold Medal in the 1984 Olympics, three World Match Racing Championships, numerous international match race wins and IOR, IMS and One Design World Championship victories.
Now days he is involved in Oracle’s challenge to win the America’s Cup and a big supporter of a return of a catamaran in the America’s Cup racing.