Shirley Robertson OBE to Speak at SMTC

Date published: 27 February 2018

With only two weeks until the big day, and only a handful of tickets left, double gold medal winning Olympian Shirley Robertson OBE has signed up to speak at Scotland's Marine Tourism Conference on Tuesday 13th March 2018.

Shirley made it into the history books by becoming the first British woman to win two Olympic Gold Medals at consecutive games.

Born in Dundee, her road to Olympic gold started at the age of 7 in a Mirror Miracle dinghy which her father built from a kit in the garage of their home in Clackmannanshire. After competing in Olympic Games in Barcelona (1992) and Atlanta (1996), Shirley proved beyond doubt that she had mastered her class by winning gold at the Olympic Games in Sydney 2000. Later that year she was voted ISAF World Female Sailor of the Year, and she was awarded an MBE for her services to British Sailing!

Following her success in 2000, Shirley switched to the new Yngling class and after four years of hard work she won a historic second Gold Medal at the Athens 2004 Olympics. The following year she was awarded an OBE, and in January 2006 became the regular presenter for CNN ‘Mainsail’. She continues to present and produce CNN’s monthly sailing TV programme along with speaking engagements and charity work remains an inspiration as an Olympian, TV Presenter, business woman and mother.

As a household name in international sailing, Shirley will share her inspirational story of following her dreams to the Olympic podium. And with TV work taking her to marine tourism destinations around the globe, she knows more than most what it will take for Scotland to compete on the world stage!

Hear her story in her own words at Scotland's Marine Tourism Conference on 13th March 2018 at The Moorings Hotel, Fort William.

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