Video: ’10 Most’ Features Sir Russell Coutts

February 8, 2017

The “10 Most Fascinating People of Bermuda 2016″ series continues today with the eighth video release featuring Sir Russell Coutts.

Host Lisa Pickering introduces him by saying, “Five-time America’s Cup winner, CEO of America’s Cup Team Oracle, and gold medal Olympic sailor Sir Russell Coutts’ resume speaks for itself, but what about the man behind the Cup?

“We sat down with Sir Russell Coutts to find out what drives him and hear more about his ambition to create a legacy ensuring every nine to 12-year-old right here in Bermuda is given the opportunity to learn to sail.”

The video series is being sponsored by One and the Trades Women of Bermuda, with Ms Pickering’s clothing sponsored by Modblu Boutique.

We will continue to post their video releases here on Bernews over the coming days, and the “Most Fascinating Person of 2016″ will be revealed as the series concludes.

Bermuda has no shortage of interesting people, so if you want to suggest a candidate to Ms. Pickering for next year’s list, please feel free to email her at!

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  1. Athena says:

    Interesting facts from this interview. Sir Russell didn’t grow up in a wealthy family and when he was introduced to sailing his family did not initially live by the sea. Points out that being a world renowned sailor does not pivot totally on a well to do background or living on the shoreline.

    As for AC Endeavour program. We have already witnessed how beneficial that can be to young people from the experience, enthusiasm and performance of our two young sailors in New Zealand.

  2. wahoo says:

    What a down to earth guy. Great to have you here Sir.

  3. Curious says:

    Great interview Ms. Pickering and I hope we hear from Sir Russell more often.

    He is the real deal and the impact he is having by expanding our island sailing community by embracing diversity and inclusion is long overdue and welcomed.

    Thank you Sir.