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Rod Davis

Full name: Roderick Hopkins "Rod" Davis
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 192 lbs (87 kg)
Born: August 27, 1955 in Key West, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Coronado Yacht Club, Coronado (USA) / San Diego Yacht Club, San Diego (USA)
Country: USA United States, NZL New Zealand
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Rod Davis competed for the United States in Soling at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, winning a gold medal. He later moved to New Zealand, switched allegiance, and competed at the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Olympics for New Zealand, winning a silver medal in Star class in 1992. Davis moved to New Zealand to work with their America’s Cup team. He had also been involved in the America’s Cup for the United State in 1987, sailing the Eagle for the Newport Harbor Yacht Club.

Davis was appointed Yachting New Zealand’s Olympic Director in 2005, but he also stayed involved in New Zealand’s attempts at America’s Cup racing. In 2013 he was the coach of Emirates Team New Zealand that won the Challenger Series and faced Oracle Team USA in the final series. The New Zealand team seemed to have the best of 17 competition won, leading 8-1, but Oracle Team USA miraculously won the final eight races to retain the America’s Cup.

This was Davis’s 11th time being involved in the America’s Cup, competing for four different national teams. In 1992 he initially skippered Michael Fay’s New Zealand challenger, although he was later replaced by [Russell Coutts]. In 1995 he was [John Bertrand]’s helmsman on OneAustralia. In 2000 and 2003 he worked with the Italian syndicate, Prada Challenge, which won the Challenger Series in 2000 but did not win the Cup. Davis was their coach in 2000 and tactician in 2003.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Sailing Mixed Three Person Keelboat United States USA 1 Gold
1992 Summer 36 Barcelona Sailing Mixed Two Person Keelboat New Zealand NZL 2 Silver
1996 Summer 40 Atlanta Sailing Mixed Two Person Keelboat New Zealand NZL 5
2000 Summer 45 Sydney Sailing Mixed Three Person Keelboat New Zealand NZL 5

Mixed Two Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS
1992 Summer 36 Barcelona Sailing New Zealand NZL Don Cowie Final Standings 1992-07-27 58.4 76.4
1992 Summer 36 Barcelona Sailing New Zealand NZL Don Cowie Race One 1992-07-27 8.0
1992 Summer 36 Barcelona Sailing New Zealand NZL Don Cowie Race Two 1992-07-28 5.7
1992 Summer 36 Barcelona Sailing New Zealand NZL Don Cowie Race Three 1992-07-29 10.0
1992 Summer 36 Barcelona Sailing New Zealand NZL Don Cowie Race Four 1992-07-30 18.0
1992 Summer 36 Barcelona Sailing New Zealand NZL Don Cowie Race Five 1992-08-01 11.7
1992 Summer 36 Barcelona Sailing New Zealand NZL Don Cowie Race Six 1992-08-02 13.0
1992 Summer 36 Barcelona Sailing New Zealand NZL Don Cowie Race Seven 1992-08-03 10.0
1996 Summer 40 Atlanta Sailing New Zealand NZL Don Cowie Final Standings 1996-07-22 46.0 74.0
1996 Summer 40 Atlanta Sailing New Zealand NZL Don Cowie Race One 1996-07-22 2.0
1996 Summer 40 Atlanta Sailing New Zealand NZL Don Cowie Race Two 1996-07-23 4.0
1996 Summer 40 Atlanta Sailing New Zealand NZL Don Cowie Race Three 1996-07-23 17.0
1996 Summer 40 Atlanta Sailing New Zealand NZL Don Cowie Race Four 1996-07-24 11.0
1996 Summer 40 Atlanta Sailing New Zealand NZL Don Cowie Race Five 1996-07-25 10.0
1996 Summer 40 Atlanta Sailing New Zealand NZL Don Cowie Race Six 1996-07-26 9.0
1996 Summer 40 Atlanta Sailing New Zealand NZL Don Cowie Race Seven 1996-07-26 4.0
1996 Summer 40 Atlanta Sailing New Zealand NZL Don Cowie Race Eight 1996-07-27 6.0
1996 Summer 40 Atlanta Sailing New Zealand NZL Don Cowie Race Nine 1996-07-28 1.0
1996 Summer 40 Atlanta Sailing New Zealand NZL Don Cowie Race Ten 1996-07-29 10.0

Mixed Three Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Final Standings 1984-07-31 33.7 62.7
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Race One 1984-07-31 .0 2-16:17
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Race Two 1984-08-01 15.0
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Race Three 1984-08-02 5.7 2-36:28
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Race Four 1984-08-03 10.0
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Race Five 1984-08-06 .0 2-41:16
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Race Six 1984-08-07 3.0 2-28:31
2000 Summer 45 Sydney Sailing New Zealand NZL Final Standings 2000-09-17
2000 Summer 45 Sydney Sailing New Zealand NZL Fleet Races 2000-09-17 18.0
2000 Summer 45 Sydney Sailing New Zealand NZL Fleet Races Race One 2000-09-17 3.0 1-12:03
2000 Summer 45 Sydney Sailing New Zealand NZL Fleet Races Race Two 2000-09-18 3.0 1-03:40
2000 Summer 45 Sydney Sailing New Zealand NZL Fleet Races Race Three 2000-09-19 10.0 1-49:46
2000 Summer 45 Sydney Sailing New Zealand NZL Fleet Races Race Four 2000-09-19 2.0 1-07:22
2000 Summer 45 Sydney Sailing New Zealand NZL Fleet Races Race Five 2000-09-20 7.0 1-13:24
2000 Summer 45 Sydney Sailing New Zealand NZL Fleet Races Race Six 2000-09-20 3.0
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