Kiwi bows out
THE America’s Cup’s most successful sailor, New Zealander Russell Coutts, announced yesterday he is walking away from yachting’s most glamorous event.
The five-time winner of the oldest international sporting trophy said his time in the competition was over, even as his homeland prepares to host the regatta in 2021.
“I have had quite a few years involved with it – loved it, but there are other things to do in life,’’ Coutts, 55, said.
Coutts was skipper for Team New Zealand during their wins in 1995 and 2000, before switching to Swiss entry Alinghi and winning in 2003.