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George O'Day

Full name: George Dyer O'Day
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 192 lbs (87 kg)
Born: May 19, 1923 in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 26, 1987 in Dover, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Boston Yacht Club, Marblehead (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Shortly after George O'Day a former Harvard football player, had won the U.S. Olympic 5.5m Trials with Wistful the boat was badly damaged in a collision with a runaway cruiser O'Day then purchased Minotaur which, coincidentally had been designed by the father of his crew member, Jim Hunt. Despite this setback, O'Day won the Olympic title by a comfortable margin. O'Day was one of the greatest of American sailors. He also won a Pan American Games gold medal in 1959 (5.5 metres class with Victor Sheronas and Frank Scully) and 12 World Championships in various classes. In 1960 he was given the Nathaniel G. Herreshoff trophy for his contributions to the sport of sailing during the past year. Two years later he donated the George O'Day Trophy to the North American Yacht Racing Union, to be given each year to the North American Single-Handed Champion.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 37 Roma Sailing Mixed 5.5 metres Minotaur USA 1 Gold

Mixed 5.5 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1960 Summer 37 Roma Sailing Minotaur USA Final Standings 1960-08-29 6,900
1960 Summer 37 Roma Sailing Minotaur USA Race One 1960-08-29 1,079 2-50:27
1960 Summer 37 Roma Sailing Minotaur USA Race Two 1960-08-30 778 2-36:59
1960 Summer 37 Roma Sailing Minotaur USA Race Three 1960-08-31 1,380 2-29:48
1960 Summer 37 Roma Sailing Minotaur USA Race Four 1960-09-01 903 2-46:24
1960 Summer 37 Roma Sailing Minotaur USA Race Five 1960-09-05 1,380 2-23:41
1960 Summer 37 Roma Sailing Minotaur USA Race Six 1960-09-06 535 2-19:20
1960 Summer 37 Roma Sailing Minotaur USA Race Seven 1960-09-07 1,380 2-15:54
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