Jolly, Allison

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Jolly, Allison Gender: F
Allison Blair Jolly
born on 4 August 1956 at 19:23 (= 7:23 PM )
Place St.Petersburg, Florida, 27n46, 82w41
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 12°33' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 21°44 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 15°19'


American sailor who, with her sailing partner Lynne Jewell, won the gold medal in the 470 Class event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. Jolly and Jewell were the only American sailors, male or female, to win a gold medal in the games. Their victory helped to promote the involvement of more women in sailing competitions.

Jolly began sailing at age 10 and attended the Florida State University where she won the National Collegiate sailing championships in 1975 and 1976. In 1977, at the age of 20, she became the youngest woman ever to win the Yachtswoman of the Year Award from the New York Yacht Club, "considered the top prize in yachting."

Jolly continues her sailing passion working at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus as a sailing coach for the Women's Varsity team.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Prize 1977 (Yachtswoman of the Year Award)
  • Work : Prize 27 September 1988 (Olympic gold medal, 470 class)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided copy of birth notice, St. Petersburg Times, 6 Aug 1956, page 38, born at Mound Park Hospital.


  • Vocation : Sports : Sailing/ Boating
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Women's sailing team coach)
  • Notable : Awards : Medals (Olympic Gold, 470 class)
  • Notable : Awards : Olympics (Gold medal, 470 class)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Yachtswoman of the Year Award)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Olympic competitor)