Story: Blake, Peter James

Hanging up red socks

Hanging up red socks

During the 1995 America’s Cup races held at San Diego, red socks became a symbol of good luck for the New Zealand team. Here Peter Blake and the youngest member of his team, Wellingtonian Philip Jameson, hang up red socks to publicise the efforts of Team New Zealand.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1995/4820/30
Photograph by Ross Giblin

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

Stephanie Gibson. 'Blake, Peter James', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)