Shirley Ann Robertson OBE made it in the history books by becoming the first British woman to win two Olympic gold medals at consecutive games, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.
"I wasn't brilliant at school sports but with sailing it was different. I instantly found something I loved." she recollects.
Here Shirley shares her story as she travels back to the sailing club where it all began for her.
If you think you might love sailing too why not have a look at our guide to the sport?