Peter Lester

Peter Lester is a New Zealand yachting personality - first as a succesful sailor and more recently as a commentator.
Peter Lester is a New Zealand yachting personality - first as a succesful sailor and more recently as a commentator.

Peter was names NZ Yachtsman of the Year in 1977 and again in 1987. Peter has competed in the Americas Cup three times; as tactician on board the New Zealand boat KZ1 in 1988, as the coach of the Spanish team in 1992, and as tactician for Chris Dickson’s Tag Heuer Challenge in 1995. When the Spanish were eliminated early in 1992, Peter was asked to join the TVNZ commentary team for the rest of the Cup. He has gone on to work as a commentator for TVNZ at subsequent America’s Cups.