Peter Burling finds out he's World Sailor of the Year
Team Brunel helmsman Peter Burling was named World Sailor of the Year at a lavish ceremony in Mexico last night, in recognition of his recent America's Cup win with Emirates Team New Zealand.
Burling received the news from teammate Abby Ehler after she picked up an email to the boat from Burling's parents.
“It's awesome," Burling said in a video dispatch. "It's been a really cool year. My parents will have been stoked to be able to send the news. Thanks for all the support."