Blair Tuke

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Blair Tuke
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Blair Tuke in Kerikeri 2016
Personal information
Born 25 July 1989 (1989-07-25) (age 28)
Kawakawa, New Zealand
Sailing career
Class(es) 49er

Andrew Blair Tuke MNZM (born 25 July 1989) is a New Zealand sailor who won the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics,[1][2] and the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 49er class alongside Peter Burling.[3]

Tuke with Burling was co-captain of the New Zealand team at the 2016 Olympics.[4] They are just the 4th New Zealand flagbearer to win a gold medal at the same Olympics.[5]

Burling and Tuke won the 2016 Olympics with two races to spare[6] and by an overall 43 point margin[7] - winning by the most points of any sailing class in the Olympics since 1968 (when the modern scoring system started).[8] They finished ahead of the second placed (Australian) boat in 11 of the 13 races, being behind by just three points in race 3 and one point in race 10.

Burling and Tuke were named New Zealand sports Team of the Year at the Halberg Awards in Feb 2017.[9]

At the 2012 London Olympics, Burling and Tuke were the youngest team. Their silver medal was New Zealand's 100th Olympic medal.[10]

Tuke and Burling are the first sailors to win four consecutive 49er class World Championships (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016). They won all 28 of the major regattas in the 49er between the London Olympics (2012) and the Rio Olympics (2016). ( They finished third at a short training regatta in July 2016 - the only 49er regatta they did not win in the four-year period). In 2013, Tuke was a member of the New Zealand team which won the inaugural Red Bull Youth America's Cup.

In November 2015 the International Sailing Federation announced that Tuke and Burling were the ISAF Rolex World Male Sailors of the year.[11]

Burling and Tuke were named as Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to sailing in the New Years Honours 2017.[12]

Tuke was a member of Emirates Team New Zealand that won the 35th America's Cup. He will sail on Mapfre in the 2017–18 Volvo Ocean Race.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Tuke attended Riverview Primary School and then Kerikeri High School before going to St Kentigern College in Pakuranga, Auckland. He learned to sail at the Kerikeri High School sailing academy, and the Kerikeri Cruising Club of which he is still a member. Tuke is a qualified electrician.

Career[edit]

Tuke and Burling are the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 World Champions in the 49er, they also won the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 49er European championships. They won all 28 of the major regattas in the 49er between the London Olympics (2012) and the Rio Olympics (2016) (a record for this Olympic class).[14][15]

Tuke and Burling were awarded the ISAF World Male Sailor of the Year for 2015.[16]

In January 2014 Emirates Team New Zealand announced that it had signed Tuke and Burling for the next America's Cup campaign.[17]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 1st, gold medalist(s) 2016 - 49er class with Peter Burling [18][19]
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2012 - 49er class with Peter Burling

World Championship Titles[edit]

  • 1st, gold medalist(s) 2016 - 49er World Champion – Clearwater, Florida, USA (with Peter Burling)[20][21]
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) 2015 - 49er World Champion – Buenos Aires, Argentina (with Peter Burling)[22][23]
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) 2014 - 49er World Champion – Santander, Spain (with Peter Burling)[24]
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) 2013 - 49er World Champion Marseille, France (with Peter Burling)[25]
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) 2009 - 29er World Champion (with Stephen Thomas, Aus)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) 2006 - Splash World Champion

Other World Championship results[edit]

  • 2nd, silver medalist(s)2nd - 2014 - 2nd A class catamaran World Championships – Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s)2nd - 2012 - 2nd 49er World Championships – Croatia (with Peter Burling)[26]
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s)2nd - 2011 - 2nd 49er World Championships – Perth, Australia (with Peter Burling)[27]
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s)2nd - 2007 Volvo Youth ISAF World Championships - 29er Class
  • 6th - 2015 - Moth World Championships – (Australia)
  • 8th - 2013 - A Class World Championships – (USA)
  • 8th - 2007 420 World Championships (Auckland)
  • 9th - 2008 - 29er World Championships
  • 17th - 2010 - 49er World Championships – Bahamas (with Peter Burling)
  • 26th - 2009 - 49er World Championships – Lake Garda, Italy (with Peter Burling)
  • 26th - 2008 - Tornado World Championships

Other achievements[edit]

2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Unbeaten in major 49er regattas worldwide (27 49er regatta victories since London Olympics).[28]

2017:-[edit]

2017 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st Swan River Match Cup (Perth) - sailing with Peter Burling, Glenn Ashby and Josh Junior.[29]

2016 49er regattas[edit]

20161st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er 2016 Olympics with Peter Burling [18][30]

2016 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3rd 49er Rio de Janeiro International Sailing week[31]

2016 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er Kieler Woche regatta, Germany (with Peter Burling)[32][33]

2016 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er Sailing World Cup Hyeres regatta, France (with Peter Burling)[34][35]

2016 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er European Championships - Barcelona, Spain (with Peter Burling)[36][37]

2016 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er World Championships – Clearwater, Florida, USA (with Peter Burling)[38][39]

2016 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er NZL Nationals (with Peter Burling)[40]

2016 America's Cup World series regattas[edit]

Crewing for Emirates Team New Zealand

2016 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st America's Cup World Series regatta, New York[41]

2016 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3rd America's Cup World Series regatta, Oman[42]

2016 4th America's Cup World Series regatta, Chicago[43]

2016 5th Americas Cup World Series regatta, Toulon, France[44]

2015 49er regattas[edit]

2015 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er World Champs, Buenos Aires (with Peter Burling)

2015 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er South American Champs, Buenos Aires (with Peter Burling)(Nov[45] 2015)

2015 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er Olympic Test Event, Rio de Janeiro (with Peter Burling)(Aug 2015)[46][47]

2015 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er Rio de Janeiro International sailing week (with Peter Burling)(Aug 2015)[48]

2015 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er Europeans (Porto, Portugal) (with Peter Burling)[49][50][51]

2015 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth regatta (Weymouth, England) (with Peter Burling)[52][53]

2015 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres regatta (Hyeres, France) (with Peter Burling)[54][55][56]

2015 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er Princess Sofia Regatta (Palma, Mallorca) (with Peter Burling)

2015 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er Sail Auckland (with Peter Burling)[57]

2015 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er NZL Nationals (with Peter Burling)[58]

2015 America's Cup World Series regattas[edit]

Crewing for Emirates Team New Zealand - overall leader of 2015 America's Cup World Series[59]

2015 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd America's Cup World Series Bermuda (Oct 2015)[60]

2015 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st America's Cup World Series Gothenburg (Aug 2015)[61][62]

2015 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd America's Cup World Series Portsmouth[63][64]

2014[edit]

2014 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er Intergalactic Championships, Rio de Janeiro (with Peter Burling)[65]

2014 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er South American Championships, Rio de Janeiro (with Peter Burling)[66]

2014 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er Rio International Regatta, Rio de Janeiro (with Peter Burling)[67]

2014 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er European Championships, Helsinki (with Peter Burling)[68][69]

2014 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er Hyeres World cup regatta (with Peter Burling)[70]

2014 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er Mallorca World cup regatta (with Peter Burling)[71]

2013 and previous[edit]

2013 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st – Red Bull Youth America's Cup (Tactician for NZL sailing team)[72][73]

2013 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er European Championships (Aarhus, Denmark) (with Peter Burling)[74]

2013 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er Sail Auckland (with Peter Burling)

2010 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st 49er North American Championships (with Peter Burling)

2009 Completed 120 nm Coastal Classic course in 49er (Auckland to Russell) with Peter Burling[75][76]

2009 1st, gold medalist(s) New Zealand National Youth Matchracing Champion (with Peter Burling and Scott Burling)[77]

Awards[edit]

  • Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to sailing, 2017 New Year Honours.[78]
  • Finalist, Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2016 (with Peter Burling)[79]
  • ISAF Rolex World Male Sailor of the year 2015 (with Peter Burling)[16]
  • Finalist, Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2014 (with Peter Burling)[80]
  • Yachting New Zealand Sailor of the Year 2013,[81] 2014,[82] 2015,[83] 2016 [84] (with Peter Burling)
  • Finalist Halberg awards (New Zealand), Team of the Year (with Peter Burling) 2012,[85] 2013,[86] 2014,[87] 2015,[88] 2016.[89]
  • Winner, Far North District Council Supreme Sports Award 2016, Top Energy Far North Sportsman of the Year 2016 and ASB Code Sailing Award 2016.[90]
  • Halberg Sports Team of the Year 2016. (with Peter Burling)[9]

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External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
All Blacks
Halberg Awards – New Zealand Team of the Year
2016
With: Peter Burling
Incumbent