Ian Brown

Athlete Biography

At Montreal 1976, two of Australia's five medals (one silver and four bronzes) were won by the sailors. John Bertrand won a bronze in the Finns and Ian Brown and Ian Ruff won a similar medal in the 470 class. Brown was to compete as a sailor at Moscow 1980 but the Australian yachting authorities honoured the US-led boycott and withdrew its contingent from the Australian team. He was a reserve sailor for Los Angeles 1984 and a coach at Seoul 1988.