Well-known as the "Star of the Star class” Mark is the four time consecutive Olympic representative in the class. Two world championship titles ('00, '95) and three Olympic medals (1992 Gold, 1988 Silver, 2000 Gold) amply back up the statement and is also the sail maker of the Star Class and has made sails for 13 of the last 15 Olympic champions. 

Mark's other accomplishments start with 2nd place finishes in the 1974 and 1975 North American Dinghy Championships.  He was Bacardi Cup Champion 7 times, tactician for the winner 2002 Farr 40 World’s, 2000 ISAF World Sailor of the Year and Rolex US Yachtsman of the year. In 2012 Mark was inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame.