Offshore Yachting : October November 2008
S pecial Feature Photo: Clive Mason / Getty Images Photo: Andrea Francolini/ Audi Team spirit Disappointment at Athens led the Australian Sailing Team to develop a long- term plan designed to improve everything from technological innovation to team cohesion. The plan’s ultimate target is London 2012, but gold and silver medals at Beijing 2008 proved that it is right on track. The team’s Olympic program manager gave Offshore Yachtingthe inside scoop on all the action in Qingdao, plus a look ahead. By Rob Brown Nathan Outteridge and Ben Austin competing in their 49er during day two of the Beijing Games. 52 | offshore Nathan Wilmot and Malcolm Page (gold medal in men’s 470), Elise Rechichi and Tessa Parkinson (gold medal in women’s 470), Darren Bundock and Glenn Ashby (silver medal in Tornado) at Hamilton Island after the Games.
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