Lynne Shore with Olympic Medal

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Lynne

Jewell-Shore

1959

Lynne Jewell teamed up with Allison Jolly for the inaugural 470 Women’s class event in the 1988 Summer Olympic Games where they were the first women to win a Gold Medal.  In addition to her Olympic Gold, Lynne is a two-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year and has won multiple world and national championships.

Lynne has been a trailblazer in women’s sailing from an early age in a variety of classes, but particularly notable was in 1980, while a student at Boston University,  when she became the first woman ever to qualify for the Men’s Collegiate Singlehanded National Championship. In 1994, she won first place at Bermuda International Race Week in full rig Lasers -typically a class dominated by men. (For a full list of results, see below).

Jewell attended Boston University, and while there participated in competitive yachting. She was the Yachtswoman of the Year of the New York Yacht Club in 1980, the champion of the International Yacht Racing Union in 1980 and 1984, and the Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year in 1980 and 1988. In 1983, Jewell was the U. S. Singlehanded National Champion. She won a gold medal in the 470 Class at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, together with Allison Jolly.

Lynne Jewell earned her bachelor’s degree in 1981 and continued with a master’s degree in science and education from Northeastern University in Boston. She married Bill Shore and in 1985 moved to Rhode Island. After attending Rhode Island School of Design, Shore became an interior designer. She was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame in 2004.

Lynne has given back to sailing by being one of the pioneers who helped develop and set up the US Junior Single and Double-handed National championships. She has served on the US Olympic Committee and IYRU and was instrumental in assisting with the US Olympic Committee to develop an Olympic Job Opportunity program that allowed athletes to be able to work with Hyatt Hotels Corporation while training for events. After the Olympics, Lynne became the Executive Director of Sail Newport Public Sailing Center, in Rhode Island, and while there developed the short and long-range business and development plan for the center which included building the new sailing facility, securing  1.3 million dollars for large piers for sailing events, and building a financial base and scholarship program. Lynne continues to mentor up-and-coming Olympians and supports junior sailing at her local club in Plymouth, MA when she can. (Text includes excerpts from nominations and online sources)

Accomplishments and Honors:

1988, 1980 – 2-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year

1988 – Gold Medal Olympics Korea (470)

Inductions:

2004 Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame

1995 Intercollegiate Sailing Association Hall of Fame

1987 Boston University Hall of Fame

Results:

2017 – 1st Female – Laser Master North Americans (Full Rig Laser)

2016 – 2nd Snipe Women’s Nationals

2015 – 17th (ONLY FEMALE) Laser Master World Champs (Full Rig Laser)

2013 – 2nd Snipe Women’s Nationals
2013 – 1st Female – Laser Master North Americans

2011 – 2nd Snipe Women’s Nationals

1994 – 1st Bermuda International Race Week (Full Rig Lasers)
1988 – 1st US Olympic Trials (470)

1985 – 2nd US National Women’s Singlehanded Champs (Full Rig Laser)
1985 – 2nd Laser World Women’s Champs (Full Rig Laser)
1985 – 2nd International Women’s Keelboat Champs (J24)

1984 – 1st US National Women’s Singlehanded Champs (Full Rig Laser)
1984 – 1st IYRU Women’s World Singlehanded Champs (Full Rig Laser)

1983 – 1st US National Women’s Singlehanded Champs (Full Rig Laser)
1983 – 2nd IYRU Women’s Worlds Singlehanded Champs (Full Rig Laser)
1983 – 2nd Laser World Women’s Champs (Full Rig Laser)
1980 – 1st US and Canadian National Women’s Singlehanded Champs
1980 – 1st IYRU Women’s Worlds Singlehanded Champs (Full Rig Laser)
1980 – 2nd Laser World Women’s Champs (Full Rig Laser)

1979 – 4th Women’s Worlds (Full Rig Laser)
Volunteer:

1979-1992 US Sailing Committees (Women’s, Junior Women’s, Olympic Sailing, Advisory Board)

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