BLAKE, Sir Peter

New Zealand (1948-2001)

Last updated: March 10, 2017 at 2:55 am

Yachtsman; won two successive America’s Cup victories; won the Whitbread Round the World Race (1989); won the Jules Verne Trophy (1994) for fastest time around the world; appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (1995); environmentalist; head of Cousteau Society expeditions (2007); murdered by pirates in Brazil on 6 December 2001; Sir Peter Blake Trust established in 2003.

Honours and Awards:

Wyland ICON Award (2008)

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