by Zoe Hawkins
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are right now competing in the 49er World Championships in the Bahamas. They have qualified for the Gold Fleet (the top 25 ranked boats) in breezes gusting up to 30 knots.
The Medal race will occur on Sunday morning NZ time.
This follows a month of intensive racing across the Tasman, where they trained with current world champs Nathan Outteridge and Ian Jensen in Sydney, and finished second in the Aussie Nationals, in a competitive 16-boat fleet. They also placed second at Sail Sydney, and secured a silver at the Sail Melbourne Regatta, in perfect 49er conditions.