THIS IS SO AUSTRALIAN

Published on August 18th, 2012

Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, who dominated the Men’s Skiff (49er) event at the 2012 Olympics, revealed some of the factors behind the stunning success of the Australian sailing team.

One of the factors behind the sailing team’s success, Nathan believes, was having a social headquarters at a local Weymouth pub for the sailors and their supporters to get together at the end of each day.

The pub was decorated in green and gold, was showing the sailing coverage and displaying the medal tally, and once the sailors started winning it was the centre of a media frenzy.

“It was just an incredible atmosphere and it was half the reason why I think the team did so well, is that everyone was there having fun,” Nathan says. — Full report: http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/08/16/3569346.htm



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