Author(s): Bill Francis
Peter Montgomery is of that rare breed... a broadcaster who is better known than most of the sportsmen and women whose deeds he describes. As New Zealand yachting has sailed the waves of unprecedented popularity in recent years it has been the distinctive voice and style of Peter Montgomery that has done more to increase the public perception of sailing in New Zealand than any other individual. He is stirred by the elements and by the intensity of competition. New Zealand Sailing and Peter Montgomery - One without the other, just does not sound right. As the voice of New Zealand yachting for over 4 decades, Peter Montgomery has covered all the major events including Eleven America's Cups, Nine Olympic Games and all Twelve Whitbread / Volvo races. Peter is recognised as an authority on the sport. His skill and commitment have been recognised across the world. He regularly commentated in other countries.
Introduction; Foreword; 1 A Yachting Bolt from the Blue (Plus PJ's Top Ten Sailors); 2 A True Blue Southerner (Plus PJ's ten favourite sports people); 3 Broadcasting Natural (Plus PJ's Best known Sayings); 4 The Three Worst Days of My Life (Plus PJ's ten most memorable Yachting Events); 5 Into the America's Cup Cauldron (Plus PJ on Chris Dickson); 6 The Olympic Dream (Plus PJ's Ten Best Sporting Events); 7 The America's Cup is Now New Zealand's Cup (Plus PJ on Peter Blake); 8 Mixing with the Stars (Plus PJ's Favourite All Blacks); 9 The America's Cup is still New Zealand's Cup (Plus PJ on Russell Coutts) 10 The Grant Dalton Saga; 11 (Plus PJ on Dean Barker); 12 Family Man; List of PJ achievements; Bibliography; Other sources and people interviewed; Index; About the Author