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Peter Mander

Full name: Peter Garth Mander
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: July 4, 1928 in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Died: June 21, 1998 in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

The first time New Zealand sent yachtsmen to an Olympic Games they won a gold medal. Peter Mander and Jack Cropp competed in the 12-metre Sharpie class in Melbourne in 1956 in Jest, a boat built by Mander. The New Zealanders won three of the seven races and their closest rivals, the Australians, won two, giving Mander and Cropp the gold medal on a countback. They thought they'd won the silver when they were second in the final race, but the Australian skipper, Rolly Tasker, had been disqualified and the two rival countries ended with an equal number of points. It was the greater number of wins for Mander and Cropp that made the difference. It was fitting that Mander skippered the winning boat because he had been instrumental in forming the New Zealand Yachting Federation, a pre-requisite to being accepted in the Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Sailing Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy Jest NZL 1 Gold
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Sailing Mixed One Person Dinghy New Zealand NZL 4

Mixed One Person Dinghy

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Sailing New Zealand Final Standings 4 5,684
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Sailing New Zealand Race One 8 716 2-17:01
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Sailing New Zealand Race Two 4 1,017 2-08:04
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Sailing New Zealand Race Three 6 841 1-53:10
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Sailing New Zealand Race Four 8 716 1-44:27
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Sailing New Zealand Race Five 1 1,620 1-35:44
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Sailing New Zealand Race Six 7 774 1-47:51
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Sailing New Zealand Race Seven 19 341 1-53:52

Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date PTS T
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Sailing Jest NZL Jack Cropp Final Standings 1956-11-26 6,086
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Sailing Jest NZL Jack Cropp Race One 1956-11-26 914 3-20:59
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Sailing Jest NZL Jack Cropp Race Two 1956-11-27 1,215 3-43:08
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Sailing Jest NZL Jack Cropp Race Three 1956-11-28 516 4-01:45
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Sailing Jest NZL Jack Cropp Race Four 1956-11-29 613 4-23:03
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Sailing Jest NZL Jack Cropp Race Five 1956-12-03 1,215 3-27:40
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Sailing Jest NZL Jack Cropp Race Six 1956-12-04 1,215 3-46:24
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Sailing Jest NZL Jack Cropp Race Seven 1956-12-05 914 3-25:29