New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

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Peter Blake (1948 - 2001)

From the time in 1971 when Peter Blake won the line honours in the inaugural Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro race, a year hardly went by without him adding to his sailing honours board.

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Chris Bouzaid (1943 - )

Chris Bouzaid was one of the yachtsmen who set the course for New Zealand to gain such international renown in ocean racing.

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Bruce Farr (1949 - )

Bruce Farr is New Zealand’s best-known yacht designer and could also lay claim to being the world’s best-known – or even the best.

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Naomi James (1949 - )

Naomi James suffered from seasickness but she went to sea. She was a private person and disliked crowds, but she became a world celebrity, feted wherever she went.

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Bruce Kendall (1964 - )

Bruce Kendall not only achieved personal success at the pinnacle of his sport, he also showed and inspired others to follow in his wake

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Barbara Kendall (1967 - )

Barbara Kendall began international competition when she was still a teenager and for the next 20 or so years, there was no one to compare. She won a full set of Olympic medals – gold in 1992, silver in 1996 and bronze in 2000 – but that told only some of the tale of Barbara Kendall, superior windsurfer and extraordinary athlete.

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Peter Mander (1928 - 1997) and Jack Cropp (1927- 2016)

The first time New Zealand sent yachtsmen to an Olympic Games they came home with a gold medal.

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Helmer Pedersen (1930 - 1987) and Earle Wells (1933 - )

When Earle Wells sought a skipper in 1961 for his Flying Dutchman class yacht, Pandora, and settled on a Danish émigré, Helmer Pedersen, an Olympic champion combination was born.

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