Celebrity sailor embraces knighthood

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He brought home the America's Cup in 1995 and 2000 to a hero's welcome, only to suffer the wrath of his home nation of New Zealand when he left Team NZ to win the Auld Mug for the Swiss team Alinghi in 2003.

But now he is officially known as Sir Russell Coutts.

Click here to read a report in the New Zealand Herald.