Support John & Jackie Sailing for Gold

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John McRoberts & Jackie Gay with our silver medals from Garda Olympic week (Italy)

With 400 days to go until the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Victoria’s Skud 18 sailing team is preparing for a busy final year campaigning.

The Victoria local athletes, married couple John McRoberts & Jackie Gay of Royal Victoria Yacht Club have launched a Pursuit crowdfunding campaign so they can build on their recent regatta successes in Europe at the Disabled World Championships in Melbourne, Australia in November.

‘We came back with a silver medal from Garda Olympic Week,’ says McRoberts, who brought home a bronze medal from Beijing, ‘our star is rising and we need to capitalize on that by getting as much racing experience as possible before the big event in Rio.’

Details of their campaign including a great video are here:

Support John & Jackie Sailing for Gold

Plus a wonderful blog article:

The Truth About Love

The team are happy to give further details and interviews, and will be appearing at FIG Deli on Cedar Hill Cross Road this coming Saturday & Sunday, 15 & 16 August, along with their boat. Come along and learn what happens when they can leave their disabilities behind!

For more information contact John McRoberts on 250 661 7602 or email

Jackie Gay

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