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Lowell North

Full name: Lowell Orton North
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: December 2, 1929 in Springfield, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: San Diego Yacht Club, San Diego (USA) / California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

In both the 1964 and 1968 Olympics, Lowell North was the helmsman on the medalwinning boats. In Tokyo Bay in 1964 he had Charlie Rogers and Dick Deaver as his crew, while at Acapulco in 1968 he was partnered by Peter Barrett in the star class. Partly for the gold medal performance, North was voted the Martini & Rossi Award as 1968 Yachtsman of the Year. North, a Cal/Berkeley graduate, was a four-time world champion in the Star class. The 1968 win was particularly satisfying because it came over the legendary Dane, Paul Elvstrøm, who had beaten him at two previous World Championships. In 1977, North skippered the boat Enterprise at the America’s Cup Trials, but failed to be chosen to defend. He was the owner of his own sailmaking company

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Mixed Three Person Keelboat Aphrodite USA 3 Bronze
1968 Summer 38 Ciudad de México Sailing Mixed Two Person Keelboat United States USA 1 Gold

Mixed Two Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T
1968 Summer 38 Ciudad de México Sailing United States USA Peter Barrett Final Standings 1968-10-14 14.4 32.4
1968 Summer 38 Ciudad de México Sailing United States USA Peter Barrett Race One 1968-10-14 0.0 2-15:44
1968 Summer 38 Ciudad de México Sailing United States USA Peter Barrett Race Two 1968-10-15 5.7
1968 Summer 38 Ciudad de México Sailing United States USA Peter Barrett Race Three 1968-10-16 5.7
1968 Summer 38 Ciudad de México Sailing United States USA Peter Barrett Race Four 1968-10-17 0.0 2-03:44
1968 Summer 38 Ciudad de México Sailing United States USA Peter Barrett Race Five 1968-10-19 3.0
1968 Summer 38 Ciudad de México Sailing United States USA Peter Barrett Race Six 1968-10-20 18.0
1968 Summer 38 Ciudad de México Sailing United States USA Peter Barrett Race Seven 1968-10-21 0.0 1-49:12

Mixed Three Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Aphrodite USA Final Standings 1964-10-12 5,523
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Aphrodite USA Race One 1964-10-12 986 2-27:08
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Aphrodite USA Race Two 1964-10-13 764 3-18:28
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Aphrodite USA Race Three 1964-10-14 1,463 2-17:58
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Aphrodite USA Race Four 1964-10-15 986 2-16:08
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Aphrodite USA Race Five 1964-10-19 560 2-18:04
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Aphrodite USA Race Six 1964-10-20 764 2-26:51
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Aphrodite USA Race Seven 1964-10-21 560 2-27:22