NAME:Sir Russell Coutts
BORN IN:Wellington, New Zealand
RESIDES IN:San Francisco, California
JOB DESCRIPTION:CEO of Oracle Team USA, the American sailing team defending the America’s Cup trophy in September 2013. Coutts has won the prestigious yacht race four times.
TIME SPENT ON THE ROAD:Two to three weeks a month
PLACES VISITED IN THE LAST YEAR: China, England, France, Italy, New Zealand, Oman, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Q. You have been sailing since you were a young boy. Was the sport your gateway to travel?
A. I grew up in a family of modest means in New Zealand. Travel consisted of road trips or camping trips. It was about being out in nature. As a boy, I learned to sail on Otago Harbor in the far south of New Zealand and immediately fell in love with the water. I wasn’t much for sitting in the classroom. I remember a teacher asking me what I wanted…
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