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Advance Guard

Wearing the signature knee-length shorts of his homeland, Zander Kirkland, A07, carried the flag for Bermuda at the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics this summer. He and his younger brother, Jesse, raced a two-person high-performance dinghy for their country. But Kirkland wasn’t the only water-going Jumbo in the Games. Mark Mendelblatt, A95, was there, too, competing in his second Olympics for the United States. He skippered a Star-class racing keelboat and finished seventh. And Gevvie Stone, M14, who represented the United States in rowing, placed seventh in women’s single sculls.

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