Ray got a lot of multihull sailing time in 2011, competing in Extreme Sailing Series events, the ACWS AC45 regattas and full involvement in the team’s SL33 programme. With successes in the Whitbread and Volvo races, Ray Davies is a helmsman and tactician in demand on the international regattas. He was a member of the Team New Zealand weather team in 2003 and returned for 2007 as a member of the afterguard. Ray sailed with America One in the 2000 Louis Vuitton Cup. He was a helmsman on the winning Illbruck in the 2001-02 Volvo Ocean Race, following a second on Merit Cup in the 1997-98 Whitbread. Ray has stayed with Emirates Team New Zealand calling tactics for both the successful Louis Vuitton Trophy regattas and the winning 2009 and 2010 Audi MedCup campaigns.