The Story of Sir Peter Blake

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."

Author: Tessa Duder

Publisher: Libro International

ISBN: 187751442X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 134

View: 476

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).
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Sir Peter Blake

Sir Peter Blake

Sefton tells the story of a yachting legend, America s Cup winner and round-the-world record holder, and his untimely death at the hands of Amazonian pirates.

Author: Alan Sefton

Publisher:

ISBN: 0718147626

Category: Conservationists

Page: 444

View: 393

Written with the cooperation of Blake s widow and family, and with access to his private papers. Sefton tells the story of a yachting legend, America s Cup winner and round-the-world record holder, and his untimely death at the hands of Amazonian pirates.
Categories: Conservationists

The Story of Bandit

The Story of  Bandit

The second half of the book traces Bandit's scattered history from owner to owner, until finally she was restored and installed at Auckland Maritime Museum.

Author: Shirley-Ann McCrystal

Publisher:

ISBN: 0473469952

Category:

Page: 20

View: 635

A story of Sir Peter Blake's construction of the keel boat, Bandit, when he was just nineteen. The second half of the book traces Bandit's scattered history from owner to owner, until finally she was restored and installed at Auckland Maritime Museum.
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Sir Peter Blake

Sir Peter Blake

Among many details never before revealed will be the true story of what happened behind the scenes at Team New Zealand as the crew broke up and Coutts and Butterworth jumped ship.

Author: Alan Sefton

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: 0670045497

Category: Sailors

Page: 444

View: 819

The late Sir Peter Blake is known to all New Zealanders as the world's most celebrated and honoured yachtsmen/adventurer, the man who seized the America's Cup. In recent years, of course, Blake turned away from international yachting to embark on a plan with the yacht Seamaster to draw attention to threats to the world's environment. Tragically, as we know, in late 2001 Blake was murdered by pirates aboard Seamaster at the mouth of the Amazon. In this first-ever biography, Alan Sefton, a close friend and colleague, traces Blake's extraordinary life, from the small boy crazy about the sea, to the rigours of ocean racing and the America's Cup triumphs, to the decision to devote his life to saving the world's oceans, and to Blake's sad end on the Amazon. Among many details never before revealed will be the true story of what happened behind the scenes at Team New Zealand as the crew broke up and Coutts and Butterworth jumped ship. The biography is written with the full backing of Pippa, Lady Blake, who has made Sir Peter's files and papers available to Sefton.
Categories: Sailors

Peter Blake Sailor Adventurer

Peter Blake  Sailor  Adventurer

Sir Peter Blake was an inspirational figure, a symbol of adventure and excitement for people from all walks of life and of all ages. This book, an abridged edition of Sir Peter Blake: An Amazing Life, is for young readers aged ten and up.

Author: Alan Sefton

Publisher:

ISBN: 0143318306

Category: Sailors

Page: 167

View: 251

Sir Peter Blake was an inspirational figure, a symbol of adventure and excitement for people from all walks of life and of all ages. This book, an abridged edition of Sir Peter Blake: An Amazing Life, is for young readers aged ten and up. It cuts to the core of Blake's story, focusing on the sailing, racing and exploring aspects of his life. The text has been cut by three-quarters and the chapters shortened. Blake's early childhood and the politics and personalities have been taken out, leaving the focus on Blake's skills as a sailor and leader. The emphasis is on thrilling narrative. Some element of boat design and equipment will be included. Technical nautical and yachting terms will be explained in the text.
Categories: Sailors

MERC by the Sea

MERC by the Sea

'This book describes how a live-in learning centre evolved as an answer to" "the unforgivable statistic (1983) stating thet 20%-50% of school children in Auckland City of Sails, did not have the opportunity to learn about the sea around us ...

Author: David Templeton Gray

Publisher:

ISBN: 0473451700

Category: Aquatic sports facilities

Page: 254

View: 382

'This book describes how a live-in learning centre evolved as an answer to" "the unforgivable statistic (1983) stating thet 20%-50% of school children in Auckland City of Sails, did not have the opportunity to learn about the sea around us and how to enjoy or care for it." A small group of teachers, yachtsmen and volunteers struggled over twelve years to finally welcome children aboard in 1990" -- Cover.
Categories: Aquatic sports facilities

Pippa Blake Journey

Pippa Blake Journey

Unpublished photographs from her personal albums, behind-the-scenes stories of Sir Peter's sailing adventures, and Pippa's own journal entries and artworks provide a moving insight into a life shared with one of this country's greatest ...

Author: Pippa Blake

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0143566296

Category: Art

Page: 191

View: 344

On 5 December 2001 New Zealand sporting and adventure hero Sir Peter Blake was killed by bandits at the mouth of the Amazon River. In this intimate account, Sir Peter's wife Pippa offers an intensely personal account of their life together. Unpublished photographs from her personal albums, behind-the-scenes stories of Sir Peter's sailing adventures, and Pippa's own journal entries and artworks provide a moving insight into a life shared with one of this country's greatest sporting legends.
Categories: Art

Force of Nature

Force of Nature

It turned out to be a very different journey to the one he undertook about Suhaili, yet his experience aboard her remains a touchstone throughout this story.

Author: Robin Knox-Johnston

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141889733

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 674

In January 1969, aboard his home-built wooden boat Suhaili, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston became the first person every to sail solo, non-stop around the world. 25 years later, Sir Robin again completed a record-breaking circumnavigation, co-skippering Enza with Kiwi yachting legend Sir Peter Blake. His place in sailing's pantheon of greats was assured. Then, after the tragic death of his wife Sue, Sir Robin decided he would try again. in October 2006, at the age of 67 - when most people are settling in to a well-earned retirement - Sir Robin embarked on another gruelling single-handed race around the world. Compared to his rivals he lacked recent experience and a large shore-based support team. There were some who believed that this time he might have bitten off more than he could chew. Then early on, it looked like their worst fears might be realised. Within days of setting off, near-Hurricane-strength storms in the Bay of Biscay capsized his 60' yacht Saga Insurance. But it wasn't just Sir Robin who suffered. Three-quarters of the entire fleet had to run for shelter. When they re-emerged, all faced months of hardship and intensity ahead. Force of Nature is Sir Robin's first-hand account his extraordinary return to the ultra-competitive, punishing world of single-handed offshore racing. It turned out to be a very different journey to the one he undertook about Suhaili, yet his experience aboard her remains a touchstone throughout this story. It's a story of courage, ingenuity and resilience played out against the World's oceans. But most of all it's a powerful reminder that age is nothing but a number; no barrier to realizing one's dreams.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Walking on Water

Walking on Water

With descriptive captions detailing the background of each shot (how she came to be taking it, the difficulties she encountered), this collection tells the story of Kos's incredible skill and and intrepid acrobatics.

Author: Kos Evans

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408186756

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 127

Kos Evans has blazed a trail through the photographic world with her unique style and daredevil antics. Famous for her amazing, innovative angles, she stands out because of the often dangerous lengths she goes to to get the best shot. Some of her most well-known images were taken from the top of masts, or hanging over the sides of boats, or in the water, capturing speeding boats from only inches away. This photographic showcase features her most amazing and beautiful pictures. With descriptive captions detailing the background of each shot (how she came to be taking it, the difficulties she encountered), this collection tells the story of Kos's incredible skill and and intrepid acrobatics. Walking on Water is a gorgeous celebration of outstanding marine photography, packed with spectacular images that take you close to the action. For her entire career Kos has captured dramatic, eyecatching shots that made her the envy of her peers; this book provides a unique insight into the work and skills of a remarkable indomitable female photographer who has made her distinctive mark in what is very much a tough man's world. The book also includes a Foreword by Duran Duran singer and keen sailor Simon Le Bon.
Categories: Photography

Heart to Start

Heart to Start

' - Richard Branson Buy this book if you want to: Build a dream you're struggling to make happen Start a company, project or idea but not sure how to Quit your job to do something more meaningful to you Do bold things you're too scared to ...

Author: Derek Handley

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9781775532712

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 957

The story of a global start-up plus a guide for turning your ideas into action. The true story of how young entrepreneur Derek Handley conceived big ideas in New Zealand and launched them to the world, through a series of electric highs and crushing lows, before discovering what he was really put here to do. This book also includes a practical field guide for shaping your life dreams and goals and turning them into reality. It takes you inside the entrepreneurial mindset, covering energy and time management, filtering which projects to pursue, believing in yourself, redesigning habits and creating ideas that are uniquely yours. 'Really inspirational and a great read! It will help and inspire budding entrepreneurs and appeal to anyone who wants to map out their lives.' - Richard Branson Buy this book if you want to: Build a dream you're struggling to make happen Start a company, project or idea but not sure how to Quit your job to do something more meaningful to you Do bold things you're too scared to do because of what others might think Plan your life on a bigger scale but have no idea where to start Discover what life you're here to live
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Journey

Journey

In 2001, New Zealand sporting and adventure hero Sir Peter Blake was killed by bandits on the Amazon River. In this book, Sir Peter's wife Pippa offers a personal account of their life together.

Author: Pippa Blake

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:939675787

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page:

View: 484

In 2001, New Zealand sporting and adventure hero Sir Peter Blake was killed by bandits on the Amazon River. In this book, Sir Peter's wife Pippa offers a personal account of their life together. She shares private stories of their sailing adventures and her journal entries and artworks which provide a moving insight into a life shared with one of this country's greatest legends.
Categories: Adventure and adventurers

Blake Leader

Blake  Leader

REFLECTIONS FROM GLEN SOWRY Glen Sowry sailed in three Whitbread Round the World Yacht Races, two of them with Sir Peter Blake (Lion NZ and Steinlager 2).

Author: Mark Orams

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9781869794309

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 718

How to lead winning teams: an insider's insight into the leadership of yachting legend Sir Peter Blake. New Zealand lost one of its favourite sons when Sir Peter Blake was shot and killed in the Amazon in late 2001. Blake had become a icon after leading New Zealand to victory in the 1995 and 2000 America's Cups, following earlier successes in the Whitbread Round the World Race and Jules Verne Challenge. His accomplishments demonstrate his skill at assembling, managing and leading winning teams. Blake: Leader is written by sailor and marine scientist Dr Mark Orams, who sailed around the world with Blake and worked with him at Team New Zealand and Blakexpeditions. In this book he looks at Blake's successful style of leadership from a personal viewpoint. It mixes reminiscences and anecdotes from Orams and other sporting and business figures who worked closely with Blake with practical observations of how he chose and led teams. Break-out boxes and chapter summaries highlight key points and techniques that can be used by leaders and team members in a wide range of sports and business situations. Chapters include building a great team, being a great leader, encouraging a great work ethic and having a winning attitude. It also examines the unique New Zealand style of leadership demonstrated by other great Kiwi leaders and how Blake's legacy can be taken into the future.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Story of NOW That s What I Call Music in 100 Artists

The Story of NOW That s What I Call Music in 100 Artists

Paul Weller's admiration for The Beatles extended to asking Sir Peter Blake to create the sleeve for his 1995 album Stanley Road. In 2012 Sir Peter reworked ...

Author: Michael Mulligan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409179955

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 771

Everyone remembers their first NOW album. Since NOW That's What I Call Music Volume 1 was released in 1983 on double vinyl and double cassette, NOW has become synonymous with pop music and has featured some of the most iconic artists of the last three decades. To celebrate the release of the 100th NOW album, The Story of NOW That's What I Call Music in 100 Artists looks back at some of the most memorable - and occasionally regrettable - hits of the last 35 years! Jam packed with amazing facts and 'Well I never!' moments about the 4,000+ artists to have graced the NOW track listings - from Phil Collins to Pharrell, Bananarama to Lady Gaga and Peter Andre to Pet Shop Boys - The Story of NOW is a celebration of pop music through the decades. So plug in your earphones and pump up the volume, because this party is just getting started!
Categories: Music

This Is My Story

This Is My Story

This was highlighted for me when some years ago I visited the Auckland Maritime Museum and saw a display featuring the work of Sir Peter Blake, ...

Author: Paul Beasley-Murray

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532647963

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

View: 685

This Is My Story is an unusually fascinating account of one man’s life. ·It is a story of the making of a man, initially written with grandchildren in mind—"Who was my grandfather? What kind of person was he?” ·At another level it is a story of a growing faith, telling how amidst the ups and down of life he has remained a “soft-hearted” pilgrim. ·At yet another level it is a story of the making of a leader who never stopped learning how to lead, care, preach, and engage in effective mission. ·Perhaps even more significantly, it is also a story of a ministry, in which the author never lost his sense of delight and privilege in his calling to be a pastor. ·Finally, as one who has at time been at the center of controversy, it is an opportunity to tell “my side of the story.” This is a book for pastors—and for any Christian—who wants the “inside story” of the pains and triumphs of a Christian leader.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Cruising Japan to New Zealand

Cruising Japan to New Zealand

Cruising World THE LAST GREAT ADVENTURE OF SIR PETER BLAKE edited by Alan Sefton " A new book is on the shelves that commemorates Blake's life and ...

Author: Tere Batham

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 1574091824

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 615

Following several years spent cruising the South Pacific Islands, Tere Batham and her husband traveled north and settled in Japan. After two and a half years, they set out on a fourteen-month, 10,000-mile journey back to New Zealand. Accompanied by Miki, a beautiful young Japanese girl eager to escape her country's rigorous social restrictions, they navigated the giant whirlpools of Japan's Inland Sea, joined in a midnight festival at Kompira San, traversed volcanic coastlines, and threaded narrow channels among scenic islands strewn with temples and lashed by typhoons. Their route took them to Japan's Southern Archipelago, Macau, the Taiwan Straits, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. They discovered the remnants of an ancient South Sea Island culture facing extinction, explored the ruins of megalithic Nan Madol, endured violent storms, and witnessed a deadly crocodile attack before finally reaching their destination. Armchair cruisers and serious sailors alike will benefit from Batham's practical tips even as,they thrill at her gripping accounts of challenges overcome.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Rebel With a Cause

Rebel With a Cause

' - Oscar Kightley 'Ray Avery is a remarkable individual who overcame the odds to become an inspiration to all New Zealanders. This is a man who believed in himself and rose above his circumstances to attain excellence.

Author: Ray Avery

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9781869793920

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 211

Bestselling memoir of a true Kiwi hero whose can-do attitude is changing lives in the third world. Sir Ray Avery's story from childhood neglect to scientist, leader and philapthropist is riveting. He was the inaugural Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year in 2010 and the recipient of the Sir Peter Blake Medal for Leadership 2010, and was knighted in 2011. As a scientist and businessman, he has invented inexpensive lenses for cataract sufferers, low-cost and effective incubators for babies, and a number of other creative scientific and medicinal solutions for the third world. Sir Ray encourages other talented people to get on board and tackle some of the really big problems confronting the poor in developing countries. Rebel With a Cause is fascinating, deeply moving and, at times, very funny. Above all, it's an engaging read about how one man truly can change the world. 'The remarkable story of one of the most extraordinary lives ever lived - and one gets the sense that he's only just getting started. Mr Ray is one of the reasons it's so cool to live in New Zealand.' - Oscar Kightley 'Ray Avery is a remarkable individual who overcame the odds to become an inspiration to all New Zealanders. This is a man who believed in himself and rose above his circumstances to attain excellence.' - Prime Minister, John Key, presenting the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year award
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Tara Arctic

Tara Arctic

Tara Arctic is the story of a rather unlikely voyage spanning 21 years from conception to realisation.

Author: Grant Redvers

Publisher:

ISBN: 0986459313

Category: Arctic regions

Page: 336

View: 837

Tara Arctic is about the expedition Grant Redvers led aboard Tara, formerly Sir Peter Blake's Seamaster, which drifted, frozen solid in pack ice, in the Arctic for 18 months during 2006-08. The expedition was a significant part of Damocles, the leading project for the European Union within the fourth International Polar Year. Damocles aimed to observe, understand, and quantify the Arctic climate changes to assist global warming decision-making. Grant Redvers was leader during the whole expedition. There was a changing complement of 22 scientists and seamen on board during the 18 months. As the Tara expedition was a French initiative, there were 15 Frenchmen as well as three Russians and one crew member from Estonia, Norway and the USA. An article in the prestigious magazine, Nature, discussing the expedition, said: " ....on 28 May 2007, the ship came closer to the geographic North Pole than any ship ever before. At a latitude of 88 degrees and 32 minutes north, the Tara was just 160 kilometres away from the pole. That was not the only remarkable aspect about this expedition ...."
Categories: Arctic regions

Endless Sea

Endless Sea

WITH THE SEA MASTER FROM THE ANTARCTIC TO THE AMAZON Sir Peter Blake “This emotional book tracks . . . the outstanding yachtsman, adventurer and ...

Author: Amyr Klink

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574092592

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

View: 624

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Categories: Biography & Autobiography

SIERRA TWO

SIERRA TWO

I should have told them all the story; it might have saved lives. I know from my experience ... Sir Peter Blake makes a fatal choice. Outside of his cabin, ...

Author: Marc Lonergan-Hertel

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 9781682617335

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 373

View: 644

…a large wave buries the bow of Seamaster and I am exhaling bubbles into the ocean as I try to call for help. And then I am hit with a distinct sensation—I can no longer breathe… This and other incredible adventures are shared in SIERRA TWO, the true story of one man’s literal and metaphysical journeys. In the end, it’s a story about embarking on a mission greater than oneself—a journey of finding the value in your life and the responsibility of following your true life’s path as a protector of others, no matter what the cost. On a river code-named SIERRA TWO, Marc Lonergan-Hertel is seriously wounded after he loses his jungle guide to a violent death in the “lost world” of the Amazon. At his lowest moment of scouting a three-thousand-mile journey for a National Geographic television show in one of the last remaining biosphere reserves in the Guiana Shield, he is befriended by a lost indigenous child and an old shaman from an ancient tribe. In an act that seems like repayment for his earlier sacrifices in the cities and slums of Brazil, the shaman saves his life and gives Marc an ominous warning—death will follow the former SEAL through the steaming jungles. It will take everything Marc has learned in his life to keep himself and others alive. Travel with Marc Lonergan-Hertel on his extraordinary adventures and real-world odyssey to make a difference in this world—one life at a time.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Finding the Sqaure Root of a Banana

Finding the Sqaure Root of a Banana

A Team Story Ann Andrews ... TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT When Sir Peter Blake started putting the 1995 America's Cup campaign together , he told the boat designers ...

Author: Ann Andrews

Publisher: Maruki Books

ISBN: 0958367523

Category: Organizational effectiveness

Page: 256

View: 459

In today's business word, where resources are strained; stress has become a way of life and every organisation is trying to do more with less on a daily basis, it is clear we cannot work in the cumbersome, hierarchical, parent/child ways of the past. Many organisations have tried to hand over day-to-day decision making to employees; some have even experimented with self-managed teams. Unfortunately the results have been underwhelming at best, a nightmare at worst.
Categories: Organizational effectiveness