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  • Austin Sperry, is an American sailor and together with John Dane III was the winner of the 2007 U.S. Olympic Trials, securing their place in Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Star class. At a young age, he began sailing with his father on Star boats, on the San Francisco Bay. Sperry's first large-scale competition was the Bacardi Cup at the age of 14. In 2005, Sperry began sailing with John Dane III. Together, the team won the 2006 Bacardi Cup, and successfully campaigned for the USA slot in the Star boat for the 2008 Olympic Games. In 2008, the team then placed 3rd in the Bacardi Cup Regatta, one of the many Star Class events worldwide. Over the years, Sperry has sailed and trained with several well-known sailors such as Paul Cayard and John Kostecki. At the Star ZAG Masters Regatta in 2008, Sperry took the opportunity to sail with his father, Brooks Sperry, finishing in 10th place overall and 5th in the Masters. Sperry is coached by Hans Wallen, Steve Erickson and Rodney Hagebols. He lives in Gulfport, Mississippi with his wife Sally.

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