by David Smith
Kevin Peet is a highly experienced commercial and racing skipper who has helped to win major regattas both in New Zealand and overseas.
Kevin Peet on Borderline
Between 2001 and 2005 he was Training Manager at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s junior sailing team, which won the RNZYS Youth Match Racing Regatta.
Previous winners of the event include Jimmy Spithill.
Kevin will be a guest speaker on Tuesday April 1 at Royal NZ Yacht Squadron.
In recent years, Kevin was boat captain of Team Vodafone, which campaigned an ORMA 60 trimaran, which was billed as 'the fastest boat in the southern hemisphere' and has set many records. Kevin has participated in more than 20 Cat 1 races and has worked as a commercial skipper and as a project manager for Emirates Team New Zealand.
KP comes from a cat racing family, his grandfather and father as crew won the Interdominions on a Kitty cat. His family are third generation racing Paper Tigers in the National Championship. KP won it in 2003 1999 and 2000 and has also campaigned the GBE Dire Straits out of Tauranga. KP has sailed on Borderline for three years first 2012 nationals, third 2013 nationals and first 2014.