Shirley Ann Robertson, OBE
(born July 15
) is a Scottish
sailor and Olympic gold medallist.
She won her first Olympic gold medal in the Europe class at the 2000 Summer Olympics. In the 2004 Summer Olympics, her crew in the Yngling class clinched the gold medal with one race to spare.
Robertson was named female sailor of the year by the International Sailing Federation in 2000, and was awarded an MBE in 2001 and an OBE in 2004.
She is the host of Mainsail, a CNN monthly program devoted to the sailing world. She was also a reporter for the BBC's sailing coverage at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Robertson spent her early life in Menstrie
in central Scotland
. Now she lives on the Isle of Wight
with her partner Jamie Boag
. Roberston gave birth to twins on 12 July