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Buddy Melges, Jr.

Full name: Harry Clemens "Buddy" Melges, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 15-3 (183 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: January 26, 1930 in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, United States
Affiliations: Lake Geneva Yacht Club, Lake Geneva (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Buddy Melges, Jr., a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, enjoyed his first major success in 1959 when he took the North American championship and went on to a long career as a top sailor. He has won innumerable races and is the only person to have won the Clifford D. Mallory Cup for three straight years (1959-1961). The Mallory Cup symbolizes the North American Sailing Championship. At the 1964 Olympics he was joined by Bill Bentsen and they took the bronze medals in the Flying Dutchman class. Together they also won the gold medal in the Flying Dutchman class at the 1967 Pan American Games. At the 1972 Games, Melges again had Bill Bentsen as a partner and they were joined by third crew member, Bill Allen. With the experienced Melges as helmsman, the U.S. scored an overwhelming victory as, apart from the discard race (in which they finished fourth), they were in the top three in all six scoring races.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy Widgeon USA 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 42 München Sailing Mixed Three Person Keelboat United States USA 1 Gold

Mixed Three Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T
1972 Summer 42 München Sailing United States USA Final Standings 1972-08-29 8.7 16.7
1972 Summer 42 München Sailing United States USA Race One 1972-08-29 .0 3-11:12
1972 Summer 42 München Sailing United States USA Race Two 1972-08-30 3.0
1972 Summer 42 München Sailing United States USA Race Three 1972-08-31 5.7 2-17:15
1972 Summer 42 München Sailing United States USA Race Four 1972-09-01 8.0 2-02:35
1972 Summer 42 München Sailing United States USA Race Five 1972-09-04 .0 2-08:48
1972 Summer 42 München Sailing United States USA Race Six 1972-09-08 .0 2-30:03

Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date PTS T
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Widgeon USA Bill Bentsen Final Standings 1964-10-12 5,158
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Widgeon USA Bill Bentsen Race One 1964-10-12 423 2-26:49
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Widgeon USA Bill Bentsen Race Two 1964-10-13 1,122 2-26:16
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Widgeon USA Bill Bentsen Race Three 1964-10-14 101
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Widgeon USA Bill Bentsen Race Four 1964-10-15 1,122 1-50:57
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Widgeon USA Bill Bentsen Race Five 1964-10-19 1,122 1-54:06
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Widgeon USA Bill Bentsen Race Six 1964-10-20 946 2-00:47
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Widgeon USA Bill Bentsen Race Seven 1964-10-21 423 2-14:51
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