Blair Tuke: Epic stories from the ocean (re-release)
On this episode of Between Two Beers we’re rewinding the clock back a year to when we sat down with Blair Tuke.
Tuke is one of New Zealand’s most successful and best sportsmen. He’s won an Olympic gold medal and two silvers, two America’s Cups, six 49er World Championships and with teammate Peter Burling, was named NZ sports team of the year in 2017. In this episode we talk about his dubious hole-in-one on a par four in Arrowtown, why Tana Umaga, Christian Cullen and Dom Harvey stayed at his house when he was 10, the brutal realities of the round-the-world Ocean race, working four hours on four hours off for 23 days, his relationship with Burling, the best stories from the Olympics, the journey to the top of Team NZ, and much more. This was a really cool one that we wanted to re-share with our new listeners. We'd never met Blair before this, but he came bouncing into the studios with the most upbeat, positive, fun attitude, and really gave us everything with his thoughtful answers and willingness to share.
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