But as it turns out we’ve found something that Sam, well, isn’t the best at.
From world championships to Olympics, New Zealand has followed Burling’s success.
The van Velthoovens were up bright and early this morning to watch their son and brother win.
Still high off their win, here's Mike's full chat with Emirates Team New Zealand CEO, Grant Dalton.
As much of the country got up at the crack of dawn to watch Emirates Team New Zealand sail to victory, it was a bit more personal for the van Velthoovens, who were up to cheer on their son & brother.
Sam Wallace is trying out another Kiwi hobby tonight, and this one comes with quite a bit of mud...