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Michael McIntyre


1956 -

Olympic sailor. Born in Glasgow, the son of veterinary scientist Professor Ian McIntyre (1919 - 2008). After time in Kenya, where his father was working, McIntyre was raised in Shandon (Argyll & Bute), attending nearby Hermitage Academy in Helensburgh, where he became Scottish Schools swimming champion at the age of 12. There he was also able developed his talents as a yachtsman on the Gare Loch and Firth of Clyde. He completed his education at the University of Glasgow. McIntyre competed in the 'Finn' class, becoming both a British and European champion. He was able to qualify for his first Olympic Games at Los Angeles in 1984 but it was at Seoul in 1988 that McIntyre won a gold medal in the 'Star' class.

McIntyre now lives on Hayling Island in the south of England, but continues to serve as Honorary President of Helensburgh Sailing Club.


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