sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Olympic Silver Medalists report on the Six Weeks that Was
Olympic Silver Medalists report on the Six Weeks that Was

'August 8, 2012 - Weymouth, England - Burling and Tuke cross the finish line winning their Silver Medal in the 49er class'    Richard Gladwell ©    Click Here to view large photo

Peter Burling and Balir Tuke, Silver medalists at the 2012 Olympics in the Olympic Skiff (49er) report on a hectic six weeks since Weymouth

Thanks for an awesome month, New Zealand ... below is a snapshot of a few of the things we have been doing...

• Awesome home town ticker-tape parades / receptions in Kerikeri and Tauranga.

• We’ve visited lots of schools in Kerikeri, Tauranga and Auckland - including our old schools. Amazing memories - fun to share with lots of excited kids.

• Thanks to all those who packed out our home town yacht clubs for our 'welcome home' evenings. We were so proud to share our medals with the people who have helped us from the beginning.

• We had a blast in Christchurch at the official NZ Olympic team welcome home - what a fantastic day. We were privileged to visit Ronald McDonald house – it was great to see the pleasure our medals gave the kids and families.
Blair Tuke shares his Olympic Silver Medal -  Peter Burling and Blair Tuke  
We took the opportunity to visit Christchurch’s Naval Point yacht club – Peter has been to some fun regattas there – great to see they were getting back on their feet after the earthquakes.

• Also while in Christchurch we were guests on TV shows 'What Now' and the 'Erin Simpson show' - getting slimed on 'What Now' was a new part of the Olympic experience.

• We were invited guests of Rodd & Gunn for the opening of Fashion Week and the Ellerslie horse races.

• In between this we have been sharing our medals with our sponsors and supporters.

• Both of us have been sailing A-class catamarans in Auckland – thanks Mike Drummond and Glenn Ashby for all your help. The strong winds have also been great for Peter’s new kiteboard.

• Peter presented the prizes at the annual Tauranga Yacht Club winter series - a series he loved competing in as a kid.

• Royal Akarana Yacht Club, our NZ 49er training base, presented us with their 'International sailors of the year' award - we did a Q&A at their prize giving.

• The very important Olympic debriefs have been completed. We are taking a rest for a few months before figuring how best to attack the light winds predicted for the Rio Olympics in 2016.

• Last week Blair headed off for a well earned rest in Europe starting with an iconic Contiki tour.

• Pete was lucky enough to attend the Springboks vs All Blacks rugby test –
Peter Burling at Fashion week opening party -  Peter Burling and Blair Tuke  
being cheered onto the field by the 30,000 packed stadium with the other medallists at half-time and meeting the All Blacks was just incredible.

• Pete’s last major engagement before hopping onto the plane was at the Cloud, supporting Valerie at her Gold medal ceremony. A moving experience and wonderful for Val to finally have her Gold medal around her neck.

What next ... Pete is now in San Francisco looking forward to a bit of sailing with the AC45 Team Korea boys. He will helm in the Americas Cup (AC) World Series - 3 to 7 Oct. Blair arrives in San Francisco on 29th Sept.

Mid October Blair competes in the A-Class catamaran World championships in Florida while Pete is off to China for the China Cup - a fleet racing regatta in one design keel boats. We’re both back in NZ at the beginning of November.

Lots of fun – we’re both enjoying the ride.

Cheers for now, Pete and Blair.

Thanks again to our sponsors – YNZ, HPSNZ, NZOC, Pelorus Trust, ADASTRA, Club Marine, Harken/Fosters, Mackay Boats, Kaenon glasses, Donaghys, Lynn River gloves, Norths.

PS Blair has plenty of photos on his Facebook 'Blair Tuke'

Inspire a generation - Weymouth UK -  Peter Burling and Blair Tuke  


by Peter Burling and Blair Tuke

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=102341

8:10 PM Tue 25 Sep 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World

































America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,


































ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Snipes join the action
Volvo Cork Week - Three bullets for ballistic catapult
Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings
Formula 16 World Championship - Aussies claim title in Newport
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - The journey beckons
Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome
ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon
Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results
NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner   
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature   
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm   
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos   
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results   
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1   
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams   
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top   
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base   
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!   
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT