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Adventures Weekly with John Bertrand AO

by Nic Douglass 24 May 2020 19:17 BST
John Bertrand AO chats with Nic Douglass © www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com

What an amazing show with John Bertrand AO to chat about the legendary Australia II win in his role as skipper, the Olympics both in 1972 and then 1976 where he won bronze, his mentors, his teammates, his youth, the psychology of winning and of course what he is up to now including being President of Swimming Australia (2013 - present) and the Chairman of The Sport Australia Hall of Fame (2005 - present) to name just a few of his incredible achievements.

We were lucky enough to have over an hour together to also cover so many behind-the-scenes stories of moments that helped shape the fabric of Australia.

I said it on air, and I will say it again, thanks to JB for all he has done to help sport, education, children's welfare and youth in Australia, and around the world.

A big thanks to the Australian National Maritime Museum and Sally Samins and the Sally Samins Collection for the images used in this broadcast, and to ABC News for the footage as watermarked. More on the Australian Sailing Hall of Fame and Australia II head here.

JB also went over the Australia II themed trivia competition from this week with us, brought to you by Pantaenius Yacht Insurance! Congrats to our winner for this week, who along with winning a prize pack, will also join each of the winners of the weekly video competition for our major prize draw in December of this year!

COMPETITION DETAILS

We will be back next week with Bob Fisher (UK) and Rob Mundle (AUS) the original "SINners" with memories from the great races around the world - 1800 AEST, 0900 UK time, 0400 EST on our Facebook page.

For more adventures in the meantime, head to www.sailorgirlhq.com, or @sailorgirlhq on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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