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3 "To win, you have to believe you can do it. You have to be passionate about it. You have to really "want" the result - even if this means years of work. The hardest part of any big project is to begin. We have begun - we are underway - we have a passion. We want to make a difference."

4 1. birth date and place.. birth date and place. 2.Family members.Family members. 3.Timeline of their life.Timeline of their life. 4.Challenges or struggles they faced.Challenges or struggles they faced. 5.Major achievements.Major achievements. 6.What was happening in the world in the time they lived?What was happening in the world in the time they lived? 7.What their explorations taught others about.What their explorations taught others about. 8.Where they died, and when (if applicable).Where they died, and when (if applicable). 9.Any other interesting or relevant information.Any other interesting or relevant information.

5 Sir Peter Blake was born in New Zealand in 1948,the second child of what would later grow to a family of four children: Janet, Peter, Tony and Elizabeth.

6 Brian and Joyce(Parents) Janet, Tony, Elizabeth(Siblings) Pippa(Wife) Sarah-Jane, James(Children)

7 October Born in Auckland First round-the-world yacht race set course record in Fastnet race 1982 Named New Zealand's Yachtsman of the Year At last after four Whitbreads, Blake could claim the Whitbread crown which had eluded him for so long After the around the world race the crew were hailed as heroes. They had survived atrocious conditions to beat de Kersauson by two days and set a new record of 74 days 22 hours and 17 minutes Sir Peter Blake was killed by hooded pirates.

8 His first hands-on experience of the America’s Cup came in At the urging of Douglas Myers, Blake agreed to join the team in San Diego. Brought in at the last minute to manage New Zealand's 1992 America's Cup challenge, Blake led the Kiwi team to the challenger finals with NZL-20. However, it was Italy that finally emerged to face the US for the America's Cup. Through the Millennium summer, Team New Zealand engaged in a persistent system of practice, testing and development. Once again, the New Zealand superiority was overwhelming and the Italian challenge was despatched with a 5-0 scoreline. After the 2000 success, Sir Peter Blake stood down from Team New Zealand.

9 Named New Zealand's Yachtsman of the Year. Set course record in Fastnet race. Won the Whitbread. In the 1993 around the world race he set a new record of 74 days 22 hours and 17 minutes.

10 Deaths D.W. Griffith, Babe Ruth, Orville Wright, Queen Mary. Also the 1948 Summer Olympics and 1948 Winter Olympics were on. The song Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created and there was the Korean War.

11 Sir Peter Blake taught others that goal setting was important but only important if the goal was difficult, as he once said “we had achieved one goal, but now there is a new one. Goal setting is very important and unless the goal is a difficult one, it is hardly worth bothering about.” He also taught people about the environment he said “Earth is a water planet on which the quality of water defines the quality of life. Good water, good life. Poor Water, poor life. No water, no life.”

12 Sir Peter Blake died on December 5, 2001, America's Cup winner and adventurer Sir Peter Blake has been killed in a gunfight with hooded pirates who stormed his ship at night in Brazil's Amazon

13 Red Socks Day Sir Peter Blake liked to wear his red socks for good luck, and during the America’s Cup Challenge of 1995 New Zealanders supported the boat by putting on their own red socks. The Sir Peter Blake Trust brought back the red socks in 2010, and over 80,000 New Zealanders celebrated on Red Socks Day. In 2011, Red Socks Day will be held during Leadership Week on Friday 8th July – to encourage schools, organisations and individuals throughout New Zealand to celebrate leadership in action and to remember a great New Zealand leader, Sir Peter Blake.

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15 “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. A wise man does not need advice and a fool won't take it.”

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