Burling makes America's Cup squad

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BOOST: Peter Burling won silver at the London Olympics and made Tauranga proud.
BOOST: Peter Burling won silver at the London Olympics and made Tauranga proud.

Olympic silver medalists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have both signed with Team New Zealand for the next America's Cup.

The duo were both part of New Zealand Sailing Team which won the Youth America's Cup in San Francisco last year - Burling as skipper and Tuke as tactician.

They also won the World Championship title in the 49er class in 2013, a year after claiming second at the London Olympics.

Burling and Tuke are two of New Zealand's brightest prospects in sailing and would have no doubt attracted interested from other America's Cup teams.

Joining Team New Zealand still allows them to target the Rio De Janeiro Olympics in 2016.

The pair were named New Zealand sailors of the year last November.

- BAY OF PLENTY TIMES

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