BLAKE INSPIRE for Sailors
From 7 - 12 April 2019, thirty young sailors from Northland to Dunedin gathered together in Auckland for a week-long, experiential learning adventure.
During the week, delegates learnt about about topical environmental issues facing New Zealand from inspiring experts in the field and heroes from within environmental and sailing communities. They experienced sailing on board Sir Peter's legendary Lion New Zealand in the Hauraki Gulf, visited pest-free Tiritiri Matangi Island to experience a thriving ecosystem, learned about the legacy of Sir Peter Blake, took part in marine science field trips with some of New Zealand's leading scientists and marine experts and spent a day with Emirates Team New Zealand.
Most importantly, these sailors returned home with new friends, networks and leadership capabilities and strategies to drive change and start leading a sustainable future within their communities and sailing clubs.