MISSION accomplished . . . that was the verdict of the Helensburgh man who masterminded the success of the Team Great Britain sailing squad at the 2008 Olympic Games at Beijing in China.
Royal Yachting Association Olympic manager Stephen Park, known to his friends as Sparky, set a target for the team of four medals, and they won six — four of them gold. His achievement was recognised when he was awarded the OBE in the 2009 New Year's Honours List.