Sir Peter Blake(1)(1) ©Photo Christian Février was an outstanding yachtsman and adventurer, and an international sporting celebrity.

Sir Peter Blake was born in New Zealand in 1948(2)(2)Sir Peter Blake, An Amazing Life, by Alan Sefton, Sheridan House., and grew up in Bayswater with the Waitemata Harbour as his back yard.

In a thirty year sailing career, Sir Peter won every significant blue-water race on the planet, including the America’s Cup and the Whitbread Round the World Race, and slashed the record for the fastest non-stop circumnavigation of the world under sail.

Knighted for his achievements, Sir Peter turned away from competitive sailing in the last years of his life to pursue a passion for helping to protect the environments that had given him so much pleasure. Sir Peter’s decision to devote his life to saving the world’s oceans ended tragically with his death at the hands of pirates on the Amazon River in 2001.

His wife Pippa, Lady Blake and their children Sarah-Jane & James work closely with the Trust set up in his name, to continue his legacy of leadership & environmental education.

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