0

Blair Tuke

49er (crew)
Hometown: 
Kerikeri
Date of birth: 
Tuesday, July 25, 1989

 

 

Blair Tuke is one half of New Zealand’s highly successful 49er combination and has achieved a considerable amount in his sailing career.

Together with Peter Burling, the pair dominated the 49er scene, winning virtually every regatta between the 2012 London Olympics and their gold medal triumph at the 2016 Rio Olympics - they won by a mammoth 43 points, the biggest winning margin in any Olympics regatta since the modern scoring system was introduced in 1968.

On top of that, they also won four consecutive 49er world championship titles (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) as well as silver at the London Olympics, which was New Zealand's 100th medal.

Blair became a key member of Emirates Team New Zealand's victory at the 2017 America's Cup in Bermuda and he's now chasing a unique feat - he's aiming to become the first person to win Olympic gold, the America's Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race and, if he achieves it, could do it within the space of two years.

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

Career Highlights:

  • 2017 America's Cup winner

  • 2016 Rio Olympic Games - 1st

  • 2016 Kieler Woche - 1st

  • 2016 Sailing World Cup Hyeres - 1st

  • 2016 49er & 49erFX European Championships - 1st

  • 2016 49er World Championships - 1st

  • 2015 49er World Championships - 1st

  • 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 

  • 2015 International Moth World Championhips - 1st

  • 2014 49er World Championships - 1st

  • 2014 Olympic Test Event, Rio - 1st 

  • 2014 49er European Championships - 1st

  • 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - 1st 

  • 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma - 1st 

  • 2013 New Zealand Sailor of the Year

  • 2013 49er World Championships - 1st

  • 2013 Red Bull Youth America's Cup champion 

  • 2013 49er European Championships - 1st

  • 2012 London Olympics - 2nd

  • 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 Championships - 1st

  • 2009 29er World Championhips - 1st
  • 2007 ISAF Youth World Championships 29er – 2nd
  • 2006 Splash World Championships - 1st
  • See full results history here