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Tom was introduced to sailing the coast of Maine by his parents, at the age of 8. Two years later the Brown family faced the loss of Tom's lower right leg to cancer. That didn't affect his love of the sport- he has been sailing and racing with an prosthetic leg ever since.
Tom joined Maine Maritime Academy as Varsity Sailing Coach in the late fall of 2008.
In 1997 he dedicated himself to an Olympic campaign and two years later he was a nationally ranked member of the 1999 US Sailing Team in the Soling class.
2000 2.4 Meter Paralympics Bronze Medalist
2001 US Sailing’s Male Athlete of the Year
2001 2.4 Meter World Silver Medalist
2002 World Disabled Sailing 2.4 Meter Bronze Medalist
2004 Paralympics Silver Medalist
2006 Pretrial’s Gold Medalist
2007 Disabled Sonar World Silver Medalist
2008 Disabled Sonar Trials Silver Medalist