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Olympic Success!

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Olympic Silver medal for Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell in the Mens 470.   Many congratulations to you both!!  Stuart and his then helm were awarded a grant from the JMST in 2002.  

Comments from Ian Walker posted on our Facebook page:

"Olympic Silver medal for Luke Patience and (John Merricks Sailing trust award winner in 2002) Stu Bithell! 15 years ago the John Merricks Sailing Trust was started by those closest to John with the simple idea that it would be great to help someone who might one day go on to emulate John and win an Olympic medal. The fact Luke and Stu won the same Silver medal as John (470 Silver) seems almost pre-ordaned. Stu, I know many people will have helped you along the way, but we can at least say that John played a small part. You have made a lot of people very happy and given the greatest 'thank you' possible to everyone who has supported the JMST. Well done lads you should be very proud!"

Our congratulations also go to Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark, who also won an Olympic Sliver medal in the Womens 470 class.

Many congratulations to Ben Ainslie, Patron of the JMST, for his fourth Olympic Gold Medal, making him the greatest Olympic sailor ever!

Congratulations also to staunch JMST supporters Iain Percy, Andrew Simpson and Nick Dempsey for their Olympic Silver Medals.  Three cheers to Team GB sailors!

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