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Dave Miller

Full name: David Stanley "Dave" Miller
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: September 18, 1943 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Vancouver (CAN) / UBC Thunderbirds, Vancouver (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Dave Miller was only a teenager when he began competing in the Junior North American Championships, and notched his first victory in the tournament in 1960. He followed that with a win at the Junior World Championships that year and, as a student at the University of British Columbia, was eventually selected to represent Canada at the 1964 Summer Olympics in the Star Class. He placed seventh in the tournament, with William West, and then switched to the Dragon Class, missing the podium by just one spot, alongside Timothy Irwin and Steve Tupper, at the 1968 edition. In 1969, now with Paul Côté and John Ekels, he began to compete in the Soling Class and, two years later, the trio captured a bronze medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics, having earned the right to represent Canada by winning all eight races at the national trials. Miller retired from active competition after his team won the 1973 North American Championships and founded North Sails in 1974, having previously worked in his father and uncle’s sail-making business. He retired in 2010, passing the reins of the company to fellow Olympic medalist Ross MacDonald. Miller was inducted, along with the other members of his bronze medal-winning team, into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 1989.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Sailing Mixed Two Person Keelboat Glisten CAN 7
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Sailing Mixed Three Person Keelboat Canada CAN 4
1972 Summer 28 München Sailing Mixed Three Person Keelboat Canada CAN 3 Bronze

Mixed Two Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date PTS T
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Sailing Glisten CAN William West Final Standings 1964-10-12 3,565
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Sailing Glisten CAN William West Race One 1964-10-12 729 2-26:17
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Sailing Glisten CAN William West Race Two 1964-10-13 185 2-41:30
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Sailing Glisten CAN William West Race Three 1964-10-14 632 2-31:26
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Sailing Glisten CAN William West Race Four 1964-10-15 428 2-18:53
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Sailing Glisten CAN William West Race Five 1964-10-19 290 2-21:38
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Sailing Glisten CAN William West Race Six 1964-10-20 632 2-21:07
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Sailing Glisten CAN William West Race Seven 1964-10-21 854 2-26:40

Mixed Three Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Sailing Canada CAN Final Standings 1968-10-14 64.1 83.1
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Sailing Canada CAN Race One 1968-10-14 5.7
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Sailing Canada CAN Race Two 1968-10-15 14.0
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Sailing Canada CAN Race Three 1968-10-16 19.0
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Sailing Canada CAN Race Four 1968-10-17 11.7
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Sailing Canada CAN Race Five 1968-10-19 14.0
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Sailing Canada CAN Race Six 1968-10-20 13.0
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Sailing Canada CAN Race Seven 1968-10-21 5.7
1972 Summer 28 München Sailing Canada CAN Final Standings 1972-08-29 47.1 68.1
1972 Summer 28 München Sailing Canada CAN Race One 1972-08-29 5.7 3-19:54
1972 Summer 28 München Sailing Canada CAN Race Two 1972-08-30 5.7
1972 Summer 28 München Sailing Canada CAN Race Three 1972-08-31 14.0 2-19:52
1972 Summer 28 München Sailing Canada CAN Race Four 1972-09-01 5.7 2-02:29
1972 Summer 28 München Sailing Canada CAN Race Five 1972-09-04 16.0 2-15:53
1972 Summer 28 München Sailing Canada CAN Race Six 1972-09-08 21.0 2-35:24