Burling picks up the story, saying, "Both of us shared a common goal at the beginning. We were the right size and were keen to take on a campaign. We didn't know each other, but it's seemed to work out pretty well." Olympic gold medals and now a shot at the America’s Cup suggests that “pretty well” is an understatement, but Burling explained more about what he believes it takes to keep progressing, saying, "I don't think there's many sports with more variables than yachting, from the boat, the weather, the wind. Everything has to come together and you have got to keep improving your skills all the time, or you get left behind.