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Louis Noverraz

Full name: Louis Noverraz
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (179 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: May 10, 1902 in Cully-Lutry, Vaud, Switzerland
Died: May 15, 1972 in Geneva, Genève, Switzerland
Affiliations: SN Genève, Cologny (SUI)
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

A Génève-based skipper, Louis Noverraz had a long Olympic sailing career, competing in four Olympic Games over a 32-year period, from 1936-68. In 1936 his boat Ylliam VIII was disqualified in the 6-metre class after problems with amateur status of a crew member, but they may have won the gold medal if that had not occurred. During his long career he is credited with winning over 1,500 sailing events. He was 1961 World Champion in the 5.5 metre class, and was twice a European Champion – in the 1953 6-metre class and the 1968 5.5 metre class. Noverraz also won the One-Ton Cup Event at Oyster Bay, New York in 1953, the first non-American to win that prestigious event. In 1970 Baron Marcel Bich called on him to be at the helm and skipper France I in the contender trials for the America’s Cup.

Noverraz was also known as an automobile racer, driving Bugattis, notably in the 1st Grand Prix de Bern in Formula One in 1949. His day job was as an architect. He was also considered a top billiards player.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 34 Berlin Sailing Mixed 6 metres Ylliam II SUI AC DQ
1948 Summer 46 London Sailing Mixed 6 metres Ylliam VII SUI 7
1952 Summer 50 Helsinki Sailing Mixed 6 metres Ylliam VIII SUI 6
1968 Summer 66 Ciudad de México Sailing Mixed 5.5 metres Switzerland SUI 2 Silver

Mixed 5.5 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T
1968 Summer 66 Ciudad de México Sailing Switzerland SUI Final Standings 1968-10-14 32.0 52.0
1968 Summer 66 Ciudad de México Sailing Switzerland SUI Race One 1968-10-14 0.0 1-49:40
1968 Summer 66 Ciudad de México Sailing Switzerland SUI Race Two 1968-10-15 10.0
1968 Summer 66 Ciudad de México Sailing Switzerland SUI Race Three 1968-10-16 3.0
1968 Summer 66 Ciudad de México Sailing Switzerland SUI Race Four 1968-10-17 3.0
1968 Summer 66 Ciudad de México Sailing Switzerland SUI Race Five 1968-10-19 8.0
1968 Summer 66 Ciudad de México Sailing Switzerland SUI Race Six 1968-10-20 8.0
1968 Summer 66 Ciudad de México Sailing Switzerland SUI Race Seven 1968-10-21 20.0

Mixed 6 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1936 Summer 34 Berlin Sailing Ylliam II SUI Final Standings 1936-08-04
1936 Summer 34 Berlin Sailing Ylliam II SUI Race One 1936-08-04
1936 Summer 34 Berlin Sailing Ylliam II SUI Race Two 1936-08-04
1936 Summer 34 Berlin Sailing Ylliam II SUI Race Three 1936-08-04
1936 Summer 34 Berlin Sailing Ylliam II SUI Race Four 1936-08-04
1936 Summer 34 Berlin Sailing Ylliam II SUI Race Five 1936-08-04
1936 Summer 34 Berlin Sailing Ylliam II SUI Race Six 1936-08-04
1936 Summer 34 Berlin Sailing Ylliam II SUI Race Seven 1936-08-04
1948 Summer 46 London Sailing Ylliam VII SUI Final Standings 1948-08-03 2,594
1948 Summer 46 London Sailing Ylliam VII SUI Race One 1948-08-03 841 2-49:24
1948 Summer 46 London Sailing Ylliam VII SUI Race Two 1948-08-04 364 2-42:07
1948 Summer 46 London Sailing Ylliam VII SUI Race Three 1948-08-05 297 2-20:42
1948 Summer 46 London Sailing Ylliam VII SUI Race Four 1948-08-06 540 2-25:20
1948 Summer 46 London Sailing Ylliam VII SUI Race Five 1948-08-10 188 2-05:36
1948 Summer 46 London Sailing Ylliam VII SUI Race Six 1948-08-11 364 3-00:52
1948 Summer 46 London Sailing Ylliam VII SUI Race Seven 1948-08-12 142 2-35:30
1952 Summer 50 Helsinki Sailing Ylliam VIII SUI Final Standings 1952-07-20 3,020
1952 Summer 50 Helsinki Sailing Ylliam VIII SUI Race One 1952-07-20 188 2-36:45
1952 Summer 50 Helsinki Sailing Ylliam VIII SUI Race Two 1952-07-21 1,142 3-15:45
1952 Summer 50 Helsinki Sailing Ylliam VIII SUI Race Three 1952-07-22
1952 Summer 50 Helsinki Sailing Ylliam VIII SUI Race Four 1952-07-23 188 2-53:50
1952 Summer 50 Helsinki Sailing Ylliam VIII SUI Race Five 1952-07-26 297 2-49:33
1952 Summer 50 Helsinki Sailing Ylliam VIII SUI Race Six 1952-07-27 364 2-38:40
1952 Summer 50 Helsinki Sailing Ylliam VIII SUI Race Seven 1952-07-28 841 3-02:11