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Liljedahl

“Mag Daddy” or “Mag the Motivator”

1934

Magnus Liljedahl is a Star class and Olympic champion. Together with Mark Reynolds he competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where they received a gold medal in the Star Class. Liljedahl currently runs the non-profit organization, Team Paradise, devoted to Paralympic sailing. According to their website, Team Paradise is a “unique nonprofit sailing organization that provides sailing opportunities and education for everyone at all levels of ability, including our disabled and under-served communities and US veterans.”

Highlights of Liljedahl’s Sailing Career:

• Gold medal in the Star Class at the Sydney Olympics in 2000
• Star Class World Champion in 2000
• Rolex Yachtsman of the Year in 2000
• Three-time Star North American Champion
• Three-time Star European Champion
• Six-time Bacardi Cup Star Champion
• Founder and Executive Director of Team Paradise Sailing

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