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In the footsteps of Sir Peter

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"Grant (Dalton) is very similar to Peter (Blake)," said Yachting New Zealand's high-performance manager Peter Lester. "They both have proven track records, they are good with people and sailing teams. They also have the ability to put people around them who complement each other and neither are afraid to make the tough calls."

The two men's career paths first crossed in the late 1970s when Dalton applied for a job on Ceramco, the first Whitbread campaign Blake put together himself. "I missed out," Dalton said. "So then I applied for a job on Flyer II but missed out on that as well. But they came back to me and I ended up sailing in my first round-the-world race on Flyer II as a bowman."  more...

 



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