|For approximately 15 years Paul's voice was "The Voice of Air New Zealand" in the USA. When you telephoned Air New Zealand to book a flight, it was Paul's cheery voice that greeted you first on the telephone or guided you through all the different departments to satisfy your travel needs. Likewise on any given day you could turn on TV, the radio or visit a travel agent, and Paul's voice would be describing some wonder in Kiwiland ! It was through this close association with the airline that Paul was invited to board the chase boat on the last day of the unforgettable Americas Cup finals in San Diego in 1995. The party that night, after the win, was one never to be forgotten - and indeed it was a truly memorable moment for Paul holding the Americas Cup with winning skipper Russell Coutts - go New Zealand !
New Zealand's triumphant boat was NZL 32 a.k.a. "Black Magic"