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Rodney Stuart Pattison


1943 -

Olympic champion. Born in Campbeltown (Argyll and Bute), where his father was stationed in the Royal Air Force during World War II, his family soon moved away and Pattison was educated at Pangbourne College in Berkshire. Thereafter he joined the Royal Navy. He went on to win gold medals in the 'Flying Dutchman' class of yachting in Mexico Olympics (1968) and the Munich Olympics (1972), following this with a silver medal in Montreal (1976). He also won gold medals in the Flying Dutchman World Championships of 1969, 1970 and 1971. He also sailed in the America's Cup in 1983.

In 1969, Pattison was awarded an MBE for his services to yachting and he was inducted as one of the first members of the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.


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