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March 20, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS
Rod Davis came home to Coronado this week, a visitor in a familiar land. Davis came home a Kiwi. Or is he? Sailors fool you. A John Bertrand from Australia won the America's Cup from Dennis Conner in 1983--the year before a John Bertrand from California sailed a Finn to a silver medal for the U.S. in the Olympic Games. So is this the same Rod Davis who with Robbie Haines and Ed Trevelyan won a gold medal for the U.S.
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March 12, 1993 | RICH ROBERTS
Rod Davis hasn't been this mad since New Zealand replaced him as skipper of its America's Cup boat last year. "It's a judges' call," he said, biting his lip hard after a chaotic finish to his race against Eddie Warden-Owen of Wales that ultimately left him in a four-way tie for first place Thursday in the 29th Congressional Cup at Long Beach.
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June 28, 1988 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
When Dennis Conner was asked recently what he thought of an American, Rod Davis, helping New Zealand in the America's Cup, his response was quick and pointed. "You mean Benedict Davis?" Conner said. The next day, when Conner's comment was printed, a puzzled New Zealand journalist asked an American colleague to explain it, leading to a brief account of Benedict Arnold's notorious hero-turned-traitor role in the Revolutionary War. Davis may have had to explain it to his wife, as well.
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March 11, 1993 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Peter Isler, a Congressional Cup competitor in recent years, is far from Long Beach now, but his presence is being felt. While Isler explores Cape Horn for a television sailing special, Steve Grillon, usually part of his crew, is skippering a boat and shares first place with three-time winner Rod Davis. Each has a 4-1 record after Wednesday, the first of five days of match racing. Isler's wife, J.J., is carrying on the family tradition.
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December 6, 1991
Rod Davis, a native American with dual citizenship, has been selected the skipper of New Zealand's America's Cup campaign. He is the third-ranked match-racing sailor in the world, behind Chris Dickson of New Zealand, who is sailing the Cup for Nippon Challenge, and Australia's Peter Gilmour. Davis, 35, grew up in Coronado, where the Kiwis are based for next year's competition.
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April 27, 1987 | Special to The Times
Rod Davis, who skippered the Newport Harbor Yacht Club's unsuccessful Eagle entry in the America's Cup, rebounded Sunday by winning the Citizens Squadron Challenge Cup match race series with a 9-0 record. Davis, 31, with a six-man crew of New Zealanders, dominated a fleet of other world-class sailors. Britain's Eddie Owen, who won the Congressional Cup at Long Beach in March, was second at 7-2, followed by Australia's Peter Gilmour at 6-3.
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March 12, 1993 | RICH ROBERTS
Rod Davis hasn't been this mad since New Zealand replaced him as skipper of its America's Cup boat last year. "It's a judges' call," he said, biting his lip hard after a chaotic finish to his race against Eddie Warden-Owen of Wales that ultimately left him in a four-way tie for first place Thursday in the 29th Congressional Cup at Long Beach.
SPORTS
May 1, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS
It's hard to say who was getting less sleep lately--skippers Paul Cayard and Rod Davis with their protests or the challengers' jury that had to consider them. But credit the America's Cup executives of Louis Vuitton, the French luggage company that sponsors the challenger trials, with some behind-the-scenes prodding that moved the bowsprit problem off dead center this week, hoping to avoid embarrassment come the Cup match.
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November 18, 1992 | STACY WONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From his Ladera Heights home, a helpless Rod Davis watched the TV pictures of his Firestone store at 52nd Street and Crenshaw Boulevard burning to the ground, his lifelong ambition of owning a business going up in flames with the riot-torn city. "Our worst fears . . . were realized," Davis, 53, said. "Everything was gone." With the fires extinguished, Davis made sure his 11 employees were placed at other Firestone outlets.
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November 18, 1992 | STACY WONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From his Ladera Heights home, a helpless Rod Davis watched the TV pictures of his Firestone store at 52nd Street and Crenshaw Boulevard burning to the ground, his lifelong ambition of owning a business going up in flames with the riot-torn city. "Our worst fears . . . were realized," Davis, 53, said. "Everything was gone." With the fires extinguished, Davis made sure his 11 employees were placed at other Firestone outlets.
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May 11, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pressure from Il Moro di Venezia skipper Paul Cayard on the bowsprit issue "intimidated" the jury and knocked New Zealand off balance in the America's Cup challenger finals, Rod Davis, the Kiwis' deposed skipper, said Sunday. New Zealand led the best-of-nine finals, 4-1, before being stripped of its fourth victory on Cayard's protest. The Italians then won four consecutive races to qualify for the Cup match.
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May 11, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pressure from Il Moro di Venezia skipper Paul Cayard on the bowsprit issue "intimidated" the jury and knocked New Zealand off balance in the America's Cup challenger finals, Rod Davis, the Kiwis' deposed skipper, said Sunday. New Zealand led the best-of-nine finals, 4-1, before being stripped of its fourth victory on Cayard's protest. The Italians then won four straight races to qualify for the Cup match.
SPORTS
May 1, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS
It's hard to say who was getting less sleep lately--skippers Paul Cayard and Rod Davis with their protests or the challengers' jury that had to consider them. But credit the America's Cup executives of Louis Vuitton, the French luggage company that sponsors the challenger trials, with some behind-the-scenes prodding that moved the bowsprit problem off dead center this week, hoping to avoid embarrassment come the Cup match.
SPORTS
December 6, 1991
Rod Davis, a native American with dual citizenship, has been selected the skipper of New Zealand's America's Cup campaign. He is the third-ranked match-racing sailor in the world, behind Chris Dickson of New Zealand, who is sailing the Cup for Nippon Challenge, and Australia's Peter Gilmour. Davis, 35, grew up in Coronado, where the Kiwis are based for next year's competition.
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December 6, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He talks funny, but New Zealanders might overlook that if this Yank leads them to victory in the America's Cup. Rod Davis, who grew up in Coronado sailing the same waters where the Cup will be contested starting next month, has been selected as skipper for the Sir Michael Fay's New Zealand Challenge by syndicate manager Peter Blake. The decision was announced Thursday night, along with the rest of the 16-man crew. All the others are native Kiwis.
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July 17, 1986 | JIM MURRAY
A merica, in its hour of maritime need, has always been able to call on the right man at the right time to protect our precious nautical heritage. We are, after all, a seafaring nation. Barnacle Bill was an American. So was Popeye. We had John Paul Jones to say: "I have not yet begun to fight," when that British captain of the Serapis wondered whether he might entertain the notion of quitting. Farragut said: "Damn the torpedoes! . . . Go ahead! . . . Full speed!"
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March 11, 1993 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Peter Isler, a Congressional Cup competitor in recent years, is far from Long Beach now, but his presence is being felt. While Isler explores Cape Horn for a television sailing special, Steve Grillon, usually part of his crew, is skippering a boat and shares first place with three-time winner Rod Davis. Each has a 4-1 record after Wednesday, the first of five days of match racing. Isler's wife, J.J., is carrying on the family tradition.
SPORTS
May 3, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Kiwi at the top of a mast, a missing Dennis Conner, a secret fin under the Japanese boat, Ted Turner and Jane Fonda--is it too soon for America's Cup drama and intrigue? That was all part of the scene Thursday when seven boats wound up two days of practice racing before the start of the first International America's Cup Class Championship starting Saturday. Rod Davis sailed New Zealand to a 45-second victory over Paul Cayard's new Il Moro di Venezia boat in Friday's 21.
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March 20, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS
Rod Davis came home to Coronado this week, a visitor in a familiar land. Davis came home a Kiwi. Or is he? Sailors fool you. A John Bertrand from Australia won the America's Cup from Dennis Conner in 1983--the year before a John Bertrand from California sailed a Finn to a silver medal for the U.S. in the Olympic Games. So is this the same Rod Davis who with Robbie Haines and Ed Trevelyan won a gold medal for the U.S.
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