On the twelfth anniversary of Sir Peter Blake’s tragic death The Sir Peter Blake Trust is delighted to announce that it is preparing to hold a very special yachting race – The Great Blake Race.
The Great Blake Race will be a competition like no other – teams of three are invited to join world class skippers on an Elliott 7 to match race on 5 February 2014 in support of Young Blake Expeditions. Rod Davis, Jo Aleh, Polly Powrie, Chris Steele, Marcus Hansen, Josh Junior, Andrew Murdoch, Craig Monk and others have already indicated their support of this race largely due to the sentiment towards Sir Peter Blake who they say inspired them to take up sailing in the first place.
The Sir Peter Blake Trust has today released a very special video of archive footage taken during Blake Expedition voyages.
Twelve Years On – Blakey’s Legacy Continues – http://www.sirpeterblaketrust.org/
Following in the wake of Sir Peter Blake, a passionate sailor and environmentalist, we are delighted to invite teams to participate in The Great Blake Race. This new sailing event will support the 2014 Young Blake Expedition to the Auckland Islands.
In February, a team of young people will join globally recognised scientists, environmental engineers and conservation experts, on HMNZS Wellington on a Sub-Antarctic voyage to commence planning for a new world-leading climate change research station that we anticipate will have a strong Blake connection. Today, the trust still believes that despite his tragic death Peter’s name has the ability to galvanise our nation to understand and address environmental issues in our oceans, rivers and waterways.
We look forward to welcoming you to the inaugural Great Blake Race for what we expect will become a fierce sailing competition that will become a “not be missed” event on the yachting calendar.
Shelley Campbell, Chief Executive, Sir Peter Blake Trust & Blake Leader
For more information please contact Mandy Mee, GM – Corporate Partnerships, Sir Peter Blake Trust E. firstname.lastname@example.org or M. 021 867 322