Sailors

Rod Davis

    Rod Davis, born in 1955 in the United States, has won Olympic medals for two countries. Representing the US at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, he won the Gold medal in the Soling class along with Robert Haines and Edward Trevelyan. After moving to New Zealand he was chosen to represent that country at the next three Olympic Games. Along with Don Cowie, he won a Silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona in the Star class. They finished fifth in the next two Olympic Games, in 1996 in Atlanta and in 2000 in Sydney, this time in the Soling class. In ocean racing, Davis first took part in America’s Cup in 1987, before later being appointed coach of the New Zealand Team. With Gavin Brady, he competed in 1982’s Half Ton Cup, sailing with the Atalanti II.