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2 Members Medal in Beijing
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Posted: August 20, 2008





BoatUS Member Anna Tunnicliffe Wins First Women's Sailing Gold Medal in 20 Years
QINGDAO, China - Laser Radial sailor Anna Tunnicliffe became the first woman in 20 years to sail to an Olympic gold medal. Tunnicliffe, of Plantation, FL, is a BoatUS Member.
According to her sailing coach, Luther Carpenter: “Anna is your dream athlete. She’s a hard worker, in amazing shape, very open to coaching, completely driven and she sees a path clearly to winning.”
British-born Tunnicliffe wa...... Read More

A Members Olympic Dream, 40 Yrs in the Making
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Posted: August 19, 2008
BoatUS Member is a ‘Star’ Olympic Sailor
Anyone following the Olympic sailing regatta now entering Week 2 in Qingdao, China, has probably heard of John Dane. At 58, he’s been making headlines as the oldest competitor among the thousands of athletes competing in the 29th Olympic Games. He is also a BoatUS Member, having joined the Association in 2003.
Dane, of Gulfport, MS, is racing in the Star class and his crewmate is his son-in-law, Austin Sperry. Over the weekend, after 4 races, they were in top form, reaching first place on Saturday, but had a bad outing on Monday, fini...... Read More

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