The Blockheads team caught up with Olympic gold medalist, America’s Cup champion, and two-time World Sailor of the Year, Peter Burling, while in Newport for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. In this chat, Pete reflects on his early years and experiences that shaped his love of sailing.

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