Story: Blake, Peter James

Success with Steinlager 2

Peter Blake gives the thumbs-up after finally realising a dream by winning the Whitbread Round the World race on his fifth attempt in 1989–90, on the yacht Steinlager 2. As the yacht finished the race in England, thousands of people, including hundreds chanting ‘Kiwi, kiwi’ crowded the Southhampton waterfront.

Listen to Blake reflecting on the race.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Morning Report. 1990-05-23/Reference number C900523a).

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1989/0716/16A-F
Photograph by Phil Reid

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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, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6b1/blake-peter-james (accessed 3 December 2020)