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Constantine II of Greece

Constantine II reigned as the King of Greece, from 1964 until the abolition of the monarchy in 1973.

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Diana Churchill

Diana Spencer-Churchill was the eldest daughter of British statesman Sir Winston Churchill and Clementine Churchill, Baroness Spencer-Churchill.


John Adams Morgan

John Adams Morgan is an American sailor and Olympic champion and the founder and chairman of Morgan Joseph. His father, Henry Sturgis Morgan, was the co-founder of Morgan Stanley and his great-grandfather was J. P. Morgan, founder of J.P. Morgan & Co.


Tracy Edwards

Tracy Edwards is a British sailor. In 1989 she skippered the first all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, becoming the first woman to receive the Yachtsman of the Year Trophy and was awarded an MBE honour. She has written two books about her experiences. She is single, and has two daughters.


Ben Ainslie

Sir Charles Benedict Ainslie, CBE is an English competitive sailor.


Dennis Conner

Dennis Walter Conner is an American yachtsman. He is noted for winning the bronze medal at the 1976 Olympics, two Star World Championships, and four wins in the America's Cup.


Guðríður Símonardóttir

Guðríður Símonardóttir was an Icelandic woman who was one of 242 people abducted from the Westman Islands, Iceland in 1627 in a raid by Barbary pirates. These raids came to be known as the Turkish abductions and Guðríður became known as Tyrkja-Gudda. After being held as a slave and concubine for nearly a decade, she was one of a few captives ransomed by the Danish king. She returned to Iceland, marrying the young pastor Hallgrímur Pétursson, who became known for his poetry and hymns.


Blair Tuke

Andrew Blair Tuke is a New Zealand sailor who won the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics, and the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 49er class alongside Peter Burling.


Princess Lalla Asma of Morocco

Princess Lalla Asma of Morocco is the second daughter and third eldest child of Hassan II of Morocco and his second wife, Lalla Latifa Hammou.


Carolijn Brouwer

Carolijn Mariëlle Brouwer is a sailor from the Netherlands, who represented this country for the first time at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Brouwer as helmsman of the Dutch with Alexandra Verbeek as crew took the 13th place in the Women's 470. In the 2004 Olympics Brouwer returned to the Olympics in the Europe and took 19th place. Brouwer than switched to the Tornado and qualified for the 2008 Olympics. However this time she sailed for Belgium. As helmsman, with crew Sébastien Godefroid she took 12th place.


Paul Elvstrøm

Paul Bert Elvstrøm was a Danish yachtsman. He won four Olympic gold medals and eleven world titles in eight different types of boat, including Snipe, Soling, Star, Flying Dutchman and Finn.


Johan Ferner

Johan Martin Ferner was a Norwegian sailor and Olympic medalist. He won a silver medal in the 6 metre class with the boat Elisabeth X at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, together with Finn Ferner, Erik Heiberg, Tor Arneberg and Carl Mortensen. He was married to Princess Astrid, the sister of King Harald V of Norway. He was also the brother-in-law of Princess Ragnhild.


Robert Scheidt

Robert Scheidt is a Brazilian sailor, who has won two gold medals, two silver medals and a bronze from five Olympic Games and a Star Sailors League Final. He is one of the most successful sailors at Olympic Games and one of the most successful Brazilian Olympic athletes, being the only one with five medals along with fellow sailor Torben Grael.


Jean Valentine (bombe operator)

Jean Millar Valentine was an operator of the bombe decryption device in Hut 11 at Bletchley Park in England, designed by Alan Turing and others during World War II. She was a member of the "Wrens". She was one of a number of women who worked at Bletchley Park. During this time, she lived in Steeple Claydon in Buckinghamshire. She started working on 15 shillings a week. Along with her co-workers, she remained quiet about her war work until the mid-1970s.


Pete Goss

Pete Goss, MBE is a British yachtsman who has sailed more than 250,000 nautical miles (460,000 km).