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Manfred Curry

Full name: Manfred Hugo Curry
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Born: December 11, 1899 in Munich, Bayern, Germany
Died: February 13, 1953 in Riederau am Ammersee, Bayern, Germany
Title: Dr.
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Biography

Manfred Curry was born in Germany to American parents. He became a scientist in the United States but his hobby was sailing, which led him to the 1928 Olympics. It is said he competed in over 1,400 sailing races, winning 100s of them. Curry wrote a pioneering book on yacht aerodynamics and racing tactics, Yacht Racing: The Aerodynamics of Sails and Racing Tactics, which described how he tested rig configurations in a wind tunnel in Göttingen, Germany. Curry also worked as a physician, specializing in allergy medicine, and founded the American Bioclimatics Research Institute. Some of his work on earth radiation and geomagnetic lines causing allergies is considered pseudoscientific.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Sailing Mixed One Person Dinghy United States USA 10
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Sailing Mixed 8 metres Babe USA 6

Mixed One Person Dinghy

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MO T
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Sailing United States Final Standings 10 2 3rds
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Sailing United States Group Two Race One 3 2-04:19
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Sailing United States Group Two Race Two 5 1-20:15
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Sailing United States Group Two Race Three 3 46:57
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Sailing United States Group Two Race Four 4 1-25:46
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Sailing United States Final Round Race One AC DNF
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Sailing United States Final Round Race Two 7 1-24:31

Mixed 8 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date MO T
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Sailing Babe USA Final Standings 1928-08-02 1 3rd
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Sailing Babe USA Race One 1928-08-02 4-10:26
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Sailing Babe USA Race Two 1928-08-03 2-42:54
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Sailing Babe USA Race Three 1928-08-04 3-08:17
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Sailing Babe USA Race Four 1928-08-05
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