Just after the two months of picking the sport's oldest trophy, Blair Tuke is planning his sights on something that no sailor achieved so far.
The sailor from Kiwi has proved his efficiency in both matches racing as well as fleet racing by winning gold in the 49er class in the Olympic, and also in the 35th America's Cup with the team Emirates New Zealand.
He is going global, and now turning all his attentions to the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR).
After joining the team of Spain MAPFRE, Tuke in an interview said, "It is a boat of different type; however the sailing principle is a lot same here. To make the boat fast, you go out, day in day out without any respite. This is the most exciting thing about this.”
One thing is certain that, from the water of azure, it will be a major departure of the Great Sound of Bermuda.
The Volvo Ocean Race pits the finest professional crews opposite each other via some of the most unwelcoming water on the planet.
The race will begin on October 22 and it will start from Alicante, Spain. The entrants in the race will visit 12 host cities located on six continents and will cover over 46,000 nautical miles.
If the Tuke and his crew members are able to reach the Hague in the minimum time, then he will become the first person doing so in the history to win all three titles in the America's Cup, VOR and Olympic.
Tuke says, "The battle is a real endurance to get the chance to do it is cool really cool".
"If I would have got the off time of 12 months, then it would have been better, but if the opportunity has come now, then I could not let it go.”