20 Aug 2014

Davis moves to Artemis Racing

6:31 am on 20 August 2014

The Swedish sailing team Artemis Racing has officially launched its challenge for the 35th America's Cup and the signing of Team New Zealand's Rod Davis.

America's Cup sailor Rod Davis

America's Cup sailor Rod Davis Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Davis was Team New Zealand's coach at the last regatta.

Davis, now in his ninth America's Cup campaign brings an unparalleled wealth of experience to the Swedish team, having covered a variety of roles from bowman to mainsail trimmer, skipper, and more recently coach of Team New Zealand.

The 58-year-old American won a gold medal in the Soling class at the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984, and Olympic silver in the Finn class in Barcelona 1992.

His track record also includes winning the Admiral's Cup and the Sardinia Cup several times, as well as seven World Champion titles.

Artemis has already amassed an incredible 61 America's Cup Campaigns between its members, including 14 victories.

Team members (including two designers) have competed in 21 Olympic Games, winning 11 medals, including seven golds.