Peter Blake


Age: 53

New Zealand sailor and yachtsman who won the 1989-1990 Whitebread Round the World Race, held the Jules Verne Trophy from 1994 to 1997 by setting the fastest time around the world as co-skipper of ENZA New Zealand and led his country to successive victories in the America's Cup, who was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1995 in honor of his services to yachting and received an honorary doctorate in 2000 from Auckland University of Technology.

Cause of Death: Shot to death by pirates on the Amazon River

Born: October 1, 1948

Died: December 5, 2001

Macapa, Brazil