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Blair Tuke

Men's Skiff - 49er
Hometown: 
Kerikeri
Date of birth: 
Thursday, July 27, 1989

 

 

Blair Tuke is one half of New Zealand’s highly successful 49er skiff sailing crew, which won an Olympic silver medal for New Zealand at London 2012. It was New Zealand’s 100th Olympic medal.

With Peter Burling at the helm, Blair is crew on the two-handed skiff. Together the pair, coached by Hamish Willcox, has amassed an incredible run of victories in the 49er class including four consecutive World Championship titles in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

He combines Olympic campaigning with his responsibilities as a key member of Emirates Team New Zealand America’s Cup campaign.

Blair is a proud Northland local who represents the Kerikeri Cruising Club and returns home to enjoy recreational spear-fishing when time allows.

Peter and Blair are coached by Hamish Willcox

Career Highlights:

  • 2016 49er World Champion
  • 2015 49er World Champion
  • 2015 49er South American Championships - 1st 
  • 2015 Olympic Test Event Rio - 1st 
  • 2015 49er European Championships - 1st 
  • 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth - 1st
  • 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - 1st 
  • 2015 Princess Sofia Regatta - 1st
  • 2014 49er World Champion
  • 2014 Olympic Test Event, Rio - 1st 
  • 2014 49er European Champions
  • 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - 1st 
  • 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma - 1st 
  • 2013 New Zealand Sailor of the Year
  • 2013 49er World Champion
  • Red Bull Youth America's Cup Champions (2013 San Francisco)
  • 2013 49er European Champion
  • 2012 Olympic Silver Medal at the London Games
  • 2012 49er World Championships – 2nd
  • 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships – 2nd
  • 2011 Sail Melbourne – 3rd
  • 2011 Weymouth and Portland Pre-Olympics- 3rd
  • 2011 Delta Lloyd Regatta- 3rd
  • 2010 Sail Melbourne 2nd
  • 2010 Delta Lloyd Regatta – 2nd
  • 2010- North American 49er Champions
  • 2009 29er World Champion
  • 2007 ISAF Youth World Championships 29er – 2nd
  • 2006 Splash World Champion
  • See full results history here

Teammate

Peter Burling