They might not pilot a Yellow Submarine,— but two British sailors have received a good-luck message from Beatles legend Paul McCartney.
The 70-year-old musician sent a note Sunday to Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes, who will compete from Monday in the men's 49er competition — in which a crew of two sail in a high-performance skiff.
"Wishing you the very best of luck on the Lovely Rita in the games. Happy sailing to you both," McCartney said in his message, referring to their boat.
McCartney, who sang at Friday's opening ceremony, told the two British sailors that he shared their passion, and loved "to potter about" on his small dinghy.
Morrison wrote on his blog that the Beatles were Britain's "greatest-ever band" and said he had his teammate "we're looking to emulate" the group's success as they take to the water.
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