Rex Sellers

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This article is about the New Zealand sailor. For the Australian cricketer, see Rex Sellers (cricketer).
Rex Sellers
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Born (1950-11-11)11 November 1950
Nelson, New Zealand

Rex Samuel Sellers MNZM (born 11 November 1950) is a yachtman from New Zealand. He won a gold medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and a silver medal in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, both in the Tornado class with Chris Timms. He also competed in the Tornado class with Brian Jones at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, where they finished fourth and 15th respectively. Sellers and Gerald Sly were selected to sail in the Tornado class for New Zealand at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, but did not compete because of the US-led boycott.[1]

Sellers attended Nelson College from 1965 to 1967.[2] He was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2010 New Year Honours, for services to yachting.[3]


  1. ^ "Rex Sellers". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Nelson College Old Boys' Register, 1856–2006, 6th edition
  3. ^ "New Year honours list 2010". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2015.