Shirley Robertson OBE, Double gold medallist and TV Presenter

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CNN Mainsail on Location

Images from around the world as Shirley and the team film and present CNN's monthly sailing show Mainsail.

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Land Sailing World Championships 2014

Smith Creek, Nevada, USA – 170 sailors and 15 nations, welcome to the Land Sailing World Championships. Shirley visits the most iconic location on the planet for land yachting and transfers her water skills to sailing venue with a very dusty sting in it’s tail.

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Bruno & Loïck Peyron

Shirley and the CNN Mainsail team get some behind the scenes footage with the legendary French multihull specialists, Bruno and Loïck Peyron as they prepare to challenge for the 34th Americas Cup, Images by Christophe Launay.

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Necker Island, British Virgin Islands

Shirley and the CNN Mainsail team arrive on Neckar Island to join British entrepreneur Richard Branson on his catamaran ‘Necker Bell’.

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BMW Oracle Racing

Shirley takes the helm of BMW ORACLE Racings 90 foot multihull. The American challenger, representing the Golden Gate Yacht Club, won the 33rd America’s Cup Match in February 2010.

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Extreme Sailing Series

In 2008 Shirley skippered J.P.Morgan Asset Management Extreme40 in the iShares Cup. In 2009 she was back to skipper the iShares Cup team for the iShares Cup and Rumbo Almeria for the 2009/10 Extreme Sailing Asia Series.

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Charities & Ambassadors

Shirley is an Ambassador for the Oman Sail Women's Programme, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, Winning Scotland, Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series and Sail Training International. Shirley also carries out various other engagements to inspire youth sailing.

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In 2000 Shirley won Gold at the Sydney Olympics in the Europe Class. In 2004 took Gold at the Athens Olympics in the Yngling class with Sarah Webb & Sarah Ayton, making her one of Britain and Scotland’s greatest ever Olympians. In Beijing 2008 & London 2012 Shirley was the BBC on the water commentator.

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Shirley Robertson

Portrait images of Shirley

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