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George Gyles

Full name: George Frederick Gyles
Gender: Male
Born: November 17, 1877 in Camberwell, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: February 5, 1959 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Vancouver (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

A member of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, England-born George Gyles was selected to represent Canada in the 8 metre class at the 1932 Summer Olympics, alongside Ernest Cribb, Peter Gordon, Harry Jones, Ronald Maitland, and Hubert Wallace. Despite losing all four races, the Canadians brought home a silver medal from the Games because the only other nation to enter the 8 metre tournament was the United States. Gyles was heavily involved with the RVYC for much of his life and served as Commodore of the club in 1922, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1940, and 1941. He was made an honorary life member in 1953. By career he was an accountant and served as president of the Chartered Accountants of British Columbia in 1937-1938.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 54 Los Angeles Sailing Mixed 8 metres Santa Maria CAN 2 Silver

Mixed 8 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1932 Summer 54 Los Angeles Sailing Santa Maria CAN Final Standings 1932-08-05 4
1932 Summer 54 Los Angeles Sailing Santa Maria CAN Race One 1932-08-05 1 2-08:35
1932 Summer 54 Los Angeles Sailing Santa Maria CAN Race Two 1932-08-06 1 2-19:35
1932 Summer 54 Los Angeles Sailing Santa Maria CAN Race Three 1932-08-07 1 2-06:35
1932 Summer 54 Los Angeles Sailing Santa Maria CAN Race Four 1932-08-08 1 2-26:29