As children, cousins Blair and Blake Tuke spent endless summers sailing in the Bay of Islands and enjoying their time fishing, diving and wakeboarding.

During the years, Blake, 20, has watched as Blair, 29, has become one of our most successful sailors, winning gold at the 2016 Olympics, a Halberg Award and being part of Team New Zealand when it won the America's Cup in 2018.

"I'm super proud of him because I've seen the whole process and how much hard work is involved," says Blake.

But now it's Blair's turn to see his young relative sail onto the world