America's Cup 2021: Emirates Team New Zealand flight controller Blair Tuke coy on future with Kiwi syndicate

Emirates Team New Zealand flight controller Blair Tuke wasn't giving much away when asked about his future prospects with the Kiwi syndicate for the next regatta. 

After wrapping up the America's Cup on Wednesday with a 7-3 series victory over Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf, all eyes will turn to the 37th Cup.

The Royal Yacht Squadron Racing, who INEOS Team UK race for, are widely believed to be the challenger of record but just how Team NZ line up is anyone's guess right now.

"We haven't even thought about what's next with the America's Cup to be honest," Tuke told the AM Show. "It was just full head down till the last race on Wednesday and we'll take it as it comes now.

"Obviously I would be incredibly proud to have the opportunity to sail and race and be a part of Team New Zealand. 

"As a kid growing up like many, I saw the cup in 1995 and defending it in 2000, so to have the opportunity to defend it here and do my part has been awesome and I've loved every moment of it but we'll see what the future brings now." 

"You go so hard out towards that one goal of trying to lift the trophy and you don't really look past the last race. 

"That's how we take on a lot of the campaigns we do whether it be the Olympics or the America's Cup or anything else. You go for that one goal and give it everything you got and figure it out afterwards."

Tuke won't be too worried about his contract situation with Team NZ as he has a busy few months ahead of him. 

With one of his goals ticked off for the year, he quickly turned his attention to the next with Sail GP coming up. The first race of the series is in April in Bermuda, then he will try to defend his Olympic gold medal in the 49ers class with teammate Peter Burling in July. 

"We have a few other things on our plate now with the Olympics in July, which is looking more and more likely so we're gearing up for that. We have the Sail GP and also our work we're doing with Live Ocean. We've got plenty on our plate so we're going to enjoy this for now."

Tuke will now have a few days off before he leaves the country for six months to focus on six Sail GP events and his Olympic games starting in July.