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."

The Story of Sir Peter Blake

Author: Tessa Duder

Publisher: Libro International

ISBN: 9781877514425

Page: 134

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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).

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.

The Story of  Bandit

Author: Shirley-Ann McCrystal

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780473469955

Page: 20

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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.

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.

Sir Peter Blake

Author: Alan Sefton

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780718147624

Page: 444

View: 429

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.

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.

Sir Peter Blake

Author: Alan Sefton

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: 9780670045495

Page: 444

View: 812

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.

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.

Peter Blake  Sailor  Adventurer

Author: Alan Sefton

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780143318309

Page: 167

View: 303

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.

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 ...

MERC by the Sea

Author: David Templeton Gray

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780473451707

Page: 254

View: 820

'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.

Sir Peter Blake

Lady Blake gave her full backing to this biography and provided Sir Peter's files and papers to the author.

Sir Peter Blake

Author: Alan Sefton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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The biography of one of the world's most celebrated and honoured yachtsmen and adventurers. It follows 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. Lady Blake gave her full backing to this biography and provided Sir Peter's files and papers to the author.

Blake Leader

In this book he looks at Blake's successful style of leadership from a personal viewpoint.

Blake  Leader

Author: Mark Orams

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1869794303

Page: 200

View: 583

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.

Walter Potter s Curious World of Taxidermy

Walter Potter s Curious World of Taxidermy

Author: Pat Morris

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 9781472129048

Page: 128

View: 800

Walter Potter (1835-1918), a country taxidermist of no great expertise, became famous as an icon of Victorian whimsy. His tiny museum in Bramber, Sussex, was crammed full of multi-legged kittens, two-headed lambs and a bewildering assortment of curios. Closed in the '70s, the museum was variously re-established before being auctioned off in 2003. It was reported that a �1M bid by Damien Hirst to keep the collection intact was refused, but in 2010 many of Potter's key pieces were exhibited by the artist Sir Peter Blake at London's 'Museum of Everything', attracting over 30,000 visitors in 6 weeks. The subsequent dispersal of Potter's works has meant the loss of a truly unique Victorian legacy. Here, perhaps for the last time, the collection is preserved and celebrated with new photographs of Potter's best-loved works.

Sir Peter Blake

Simple biography of the life of a famous and wonderful sailor who lived and died doing what he loved - working with boats.

Sir Peter Blake

Author: Allan R. Kirk

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781877177569

Page: 24

View: 242

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 ...

Pippa Blake Journey

Author: Pippa Blake

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780143566298

Page: 191

View: 279

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.

Hero of the Sea

A brief biography of Sir Peter Blake, a sailor who won yacht races and was killed while campaigning for environmental protection. In picture book format.

Hero of the Sea

Author: David Hill

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 9780143771654

Page: 32

View: 557

A brief biography of Sir Peter Blake, a sailor who won yacht races and was killed while campaigning for environmental protection. In picture book format.

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.

Force of Nature

Author: Robin Knox-Johnston

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014188973X

Page: 320

View: 526

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.

Tara Arctic

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

Tara Arctic

Author: Grant Redvers

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780986459313

Page: 336

View: 253

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 ...."

A Whole Scene Going On

A Whole Scene Going On covers Barry Fantoni's working - and sometimes not working - life from his first sell-out oneman show in 1963 to the point in the late Sixties when the swinging decade merged into the political unrest of the Seventies ...

A Whole Scene Going On

Author: Barry Fantoni

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 1788852400

Page: 256

View: 933

A Whole Scene Going On covers Barry Fantoni's working - and sometimes not working - life from his first sell-out oneman show in 1963 to the point in the late Sixties when the swinging decade merged into the political unrest of the Seventies. The memoir begins with his early days at Private Eye and his first meeting with Peter Cook, and then covers his work as an illustrator and painter and his television career. From teaching the Sex Pistols how to draw at Croydon Art School and writing a song for Marianne Faithfull to finding a harmonium for Paul McCartney and his lifelong friendship with Ray Davies of the Kinks, Barry’s account of the Sixties is a wry and observational gem. The players and the parts they played have been chosen for their genuine contribution to a decade that seems more popular now than it was at the time.

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.

Walking on Water

Author: Kos Evans

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408186756

Page: 160

View: 728

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.

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 ...

Heart to Start

Author: Derek Handley

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1775532712

Page: 320

View: 976

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

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 his Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band artwork to mark his eightieth ...

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

Author: Michael Mulligan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409179958

Page: 240

View: 669

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!

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.

Journey

Author: Pippa Blake

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 764

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.