Sir Peter Blake could inspire self-belief. To handle oceans, waves, spray, wind and cold all the while imagining the next the next big wave, the next sail change or the next strategy with unfailing optimism.
Sir Peter Blake was well known for leadership, teamwork, adventure, commitment, tenacity, self-belief, loyalty, integrity, and the pursuit of excellence.
He was a great role model to many Kiwis like myself. A passionate sailor with a big presence, he had a memorable handshake as many professional sailors do!!
He shared his stories by talking into a microphone as he lived and breathed the ocean; the exhilaration of sailing the waves, and the raw emotion of the ups and downs his team as they battled against the element in around the world racing. He died defending his boat while researching the effects of pollution in the Amazon.
He had great trust in his team - he picked crew who were ready to be part of a team and who could work together in the most challenging conditions.
You can hear a little of Peter Blake here: https://www.nzedge.com/video/sir-peter-blakes-record-breaking-win/
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I am a New Zealand sailor who learned to sail in the beautiful Malborough Sounds and then went onto represent NZ at the 2000 Olympics.