Olympic Games Letters

I am getting so many nice letter from fans I thought I should share a couple with you. The first is from Sally Dane, Austin Sperry’s girlfriend and John Danes daughter. The second is from Terry Hutchinson one of the best sailors in the USA. The third is from my daughter.


I just wanted to let you know that we are all behind you. You and Phil are in my thoughts and prayers. Go out there, yall’ve worked hard enough to have a gold in the bag, have fun, sail hard and know we’re all pulling for you. Thanks for representing us. You are getting to live out a dream, I know many people, my dad included, who would have done anything to accomplish what you are blessed to get to wake up and do. SOOOO don’t stress. You have already accomplished way more than many will ever even think about, much less actually do. So HAVE FUN, THE TWO OF YOU DESERVE IT!!! While this is your job, I’m sure you started this because of your true love for the water, sailing and the sport as a whole. No matter what happens keep that in the back of your mind. Sail for yourself, your family, Phil, and the rest of us here waiving the “red, white, and blue” FOR YOU!!! Always,

Sally Dane

PS thanks for sending Austin back … that was a long month!

Paul, It is not the size of the dog in the fight it is the size of the fight in the dog…..


hey dad we made it home safely and i made it through my first 2 days of school and i managed to only get lost once but it was a pretty bad one i went into a junior english class instead of a freshman and i have to tell u that the juniors aren’t very nice to the freshman. oh well. I’ve been praying in religion for you and hoping that you will win and if not i hope that u will do your best and that’s all that i ask for, you have your gold medal brownies, your horse shoe, your bamboo, and your skill and determination to get you where you want to go. i love you with all my heart and soul i hope that you are happy with what you will accomplish. i better be getting to bed now im quite tired, ill talk to you tomorrow. LOVE YOU!!!! xoxoxoxoxox…. allie PS.good luck!!!! :)