Hull Number: 15
Boat Owner: Nico Poons (NED)
Tactician: Morgan Reeser (USA)

Having burst onto the RC44 racing scene in 2015 with a win at their first ever event Nico Poons' team Charisma has been working hard to find the consistency needed throughout the season to break onto the podium in this competitive fleet. With Kiwi sailing legend Ray Davis calling tactics and an experienced crew 2018 was a rollercoaster year but Poons and his crew held on until the end to be crowned the season champions. For the first event of 2019 Morgan Reeser, who coached the team to success in 2018, will step onboard as tactician.


Nico Poons (NED) - Owner / Driver
Morgan Reeser (USA) - Tactician
Chris Hosking (AUS) - Main trimmer
Ross Halcrow (NZL) - Headsail Trimmer
Dimitri Simmons (NED) - Offside Trimmer
Alex Gough (AUS) - Pit
Eddie Klemets (SWE) - Grinder
Ivan Peute (NED) - Bow

Shore Team

Coach : Morgan Reeser (USA)
Boat Captain : Gerardo Siciliano (ITA)
Shore team : Andy Dore (GBR)
Logistics : Suzanne van den Adel (NED)