Jan Shearer had good yachting pedigree. She was the daughter of well-known Dunedin sailor Ray Shearer and married yachtie Murray Jones, who was selected for five Olympic Games.
Shearer competed at three Olympics. In 1988 she and Fiona Galloway sailed in the women’s 470 at Pusan. They were by then an experienced combination, having finished ninth at the world championships as far back as 1984. In 1985 they were fifth in the world and in 1987 they won at Kiel Week, in the regatta preceding the world champs.Read more