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Red socks are a lucky charm


At assembly, Niamh Walsh talked about the Sir Peter Blake Trust. Niamh is encouraging us all to wear red socks on Friday to help carry on Blake’s legacy, showing what Kiwis do best.

In 1995 Lady Pippa Blake gifted Sir Peter Blake with a pair of red socks for the Americas cup and they’ve been a symbol of good luck ever since. When he wore those lucky red socks they won their competitions and this was their lucky charm. However, the day Sir Peter Blake got severe tendonitis in his elbows, he had to withdraw from the boat. This was the only time in the entire 1995 series that Team New Zealand sailed without these lucky red socks. It was also the only time their boat was defeated.

Red socks day helps carry on Peter’s legacy showing Kiwi endeavor and ingenuity. Niamh will also be selling pins for $1 and you can get some red socks from the trust online, at the Warehousr (all proceeds from the pins and online socks go towards the trust) or people can just wear their own pair.

Franchesca Fernandez