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Date of Birth: 24/01/65
Place of Birth: Vancouver, BC
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 173 lbs
Years on National Team: 16
  One of Canada's most successful international sailors, Ross Macdonald and his partner Kai Bjorn are regarded as top contenders for the gold medal in the Star class after placing second at the past two world championships. Macdonald won an Olympic bronze medal in 1992 and is hoping to bounce back from a disappointing performance at the 1996 Games where he was disqualified in two races.

 "We went from heroes to zeroes in 1996," said Macdonald who'll be heading to his fourth consecutive Olympics in Sydney. "You learn a lot from those experiences. This year's we're pretty relaxed about the whole thing. The difference between gold and silver at the last two worlds was just plain luck."

  Macdonald runs a sailing school in Vancouver with his wife Marcia Pellichano, a three-time Olympic sailor for Brazil. Pellichano's two brothers are Olympic medallists.

2000 Games
Sept. 30: Open Star: Ross Macdonald, Vancouver, and Kai Bjorn, Montreal, wound up fifth overall.
Sept. 28: Open Star: Ross Macdonald, Vancouver, and Kai Bjorn, Montreal, were seventh after seven races.
Sept. 26: Open Star: Ross Macdonald, Vancouver, and Kai Bjorn, Montreal, were eighth overall after six races.
Sept. 25: Open Star: Ross Macdonald, Vancouver, and Kai Bjorn, Montreal, were seventh after four races.
Sept. 23: Star: Ross Macdonald, Vancouver, and Kai Bjorn Montreal, were fourth after two races.


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