Colin Beashel? Household name? Probably not even in the small world of sailing.
Later this year Beashel will represent Australia for the 6th time in the Star Class at the Athen’s Olympics. That’s every Olympic games since 1984.
In 1984 he was 11th, while in 1988 and 1992 he was 7th. In 1996 along with crew David Giles he won Bronze. 2000 sailing on home waters he finished 7th.
During this time he won the Star Worlds in 1998. He is currently ranked 11th in the Star Class and is comepting in the Miami Olympic Class regata.
Prior to this Olympic run he was main trimmer on Australia II when she ended the USA’s America’s Cup winning streak in 1983.
In February ATWOS will feature several articles on Olympic sailing looking at the boats used, the history, the venue in Athens and great Olympic sailors of the past. This year’s Olympic regatta is from 14 to 28 August.
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