Laurie Davidson

yacht designer (1927)

Laurie Davidson design has always been racing sailboats and pleasure craft of various sizes. Her designs are always original, innovative and successful ..

Among his major projects, since 1970, are Waverider, half tonner, with whom he won the world championship class in 1978 and 1979, and Pendragon which won both the World Class three quarters that of the one always tonner classes IOR (International Offshore Rule).

Laurie Davidson, despite having a long and glorious career is best known as the designer who has designed some of the boats of the latest editions of the America's Cup challenger and defender successfully designed Black Magic with Doug Peterson.

He was a member of several prestigious design team for "campaigns" America's Cup designers collaborating with some other hits such as Bruce Farr and Ron Holland vremantle the 1987 edition of "Plastic fantastic".

He worked as principal designer for Team New Zealand in 1995 and 2000. Then worked with Bruce Nelson and Phil Kaiko in the design of two-boat team One World Challenge.