The Story of Sir Peter Blake

Sir Peter Blake s life told for younger readers, interspersed with concise explanations of key sailing concepts, with appeal to lovers of things nautical."

The Story of Sir Peter Blake

Author: Tessa Duder

Publisher: Libro International

ISBN: 9781877514425

Page: 134

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Sir Peter Blake was a New Zealand hero -- sailor, adventurer, leader and environmentalist. Competing in ocean races, he clocked up as many sea miles as any seafarer in history, with some epic victories. Then he led his small country to win the Americas Cup (twice!), and gave his last years to helping the environment. Award-winning author Tessa Duder tells the gripping story of Sir Peters life for teenage readers, revealing what made him an inspirational leader. The book features boxes backgrounding sailing skills, the Americas Cup and other key points, and is richly illustrated with photos from his life (including 8 pages of colour).

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