Two famous new Zealand yachtsman Peter Burling and Blair Tuck – after two and a half years reunited in the 49er crew. And he did it brilliantly!
Birling and TUC, as reported by Yacht Russia, took part in Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta, held in Auckland. Prior to this last tournament for the 49er, where they played (and won gold medals!), was the Olympics in Rio. Then there is a break in the speeches in this class was two and a half years!
So, the overall impression of all who saw Berling and Tuka in Oakland, it’s like they never left the classroom! Of the 11 races are two-time winners of the titles of the best yachtsman in the world have won 6 and won the tournament with a clear advantage. The second winners of the regatta – Isaac Makhardi and William Mackenzie Peter and Blair was ahead by 14 points, while the crew took third place on 22.
“That was awesome! – birling said after the finish. – You know when you sit on the bike saddle after a long break, the old skills quickly returned. Here was the same. And one of the feelings we had great fun!”
Soon – in April – birling and TUC will compete with the strongest European riders. This will take place during the regatta Trofeo Princesa Sofia in Majorca.