Rex Sellers was one of New Zealand’s most successful yachtsmen. He won an Olympic gold medal (with Chris Timms) in the tornado class in 1984, a silver (with Timms) in 1988 and finished fourth (with Brian Jones) in 1992. In addition, Sellers was third (with Mark Rayner) at the 1982 world champs at Kingston.
Sellers, born in 1950, was a yachtie of considerable experience before he ever got to the Olympics. As early as 1961 he was sailing in the Scootum class before progressing through P Class, Cherubs and 470s into the Flying Dutchman and then, in 1977, Tornados.Read more