Hull Number: 15
Boat Owner: Nico Poons (NED)
Tactician: Ray Davies (NZL)

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.


Nico Poons (NED) - Owner / Driver
Ray Davies (NZL) - Tactician
Chris Hosking (AUS) - Main trimmer
Ross Halcrow (NZL) - Headsail Trimmer
Dimitri Simmons (NED) - Offside Trimmer
Revelin Minehane (IRL) - Pit
Jeff McCooey (USA) - 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)