Team NZ need to lock up Burl­ing

Sunday Star-Times - - SPORT - DUN­CAN JOHN­STONE

Win or lose the Amer­ica’s Cup, Peter Burl­ing has es­tab­lished him­self as the hottest prop­erty in world sailing and a key com­mod­ity Team New Zealand must re­tain.

The 26-year-old’s abil­ity to trans­fer his im­mense ta­lent from the golden glow of the Rio Olympics into the white-hot scene in Ber­muda has amazed even the most suc­cess­ful names in the Cup game.

Burl­ing is in his prime and looks set for a long Cup ca­reer.

Fiercely na­tion­al­is­tic, it is ex­pected the hum­ble Burl­ing will con­tinue with Emi­rates Team New

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