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Somers Payne

Full name: John Somers Somers-Payne
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: January 25, 1926 in [unknown], Cork, Ireland
Died: April 23, 2013
Affiliations: Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven (IRL)
Country: IRL Ireland
Sport: Sailing

Biography

Somers Payne came from a well-known Munster sailing family. His national and international achievements led him into Admiral’s Cup campaigns but he always returned to his beloved National 18 class, a dinghy he sailed into his 70s. Prior to the Melbourne Olympics in 1955, Payne walked from Heuston Station (then Kingsbridge) in Dublin city to Malahide for the trials, about 20 km, after missing his bus. He won the trial but the Irish Yachting Association required him to also attend a Finn event in the Netherlands (at his own expense) before nominating him for the Australian Games.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Sailing Mixed One Person Dinghy Ireland IRL 16
1960 Summer 34 Roma Sailing Mixed One Person Dinghy Ireland IRL 18

Mixed One Person Dinghy

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Sailing Ireland Final Standings 16 1,830
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Sailing Ireland Race One 9 448 3-33:25
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Sailing Ireland Race Two AC DNF
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Sailing Ireland Race Three 9 448 3-50:15
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Sailing Ireland Race Four 12 323 3-20:23
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Sailing Ireland Race Five 13 288 3-35:55
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Sailing Ireland Race Six 12 323 3-30:14
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Sailing Ireland Race Seven AC DNF
1960 Summer 34 Roma Sailing Ireland Final Standings 18 3,169
1960 Summer 34 Roma Sailing Ireland Race One 26 230 1-54:19
1960 Summer 34 Roma Sailing Ireland Race Two 18 390 2-08:38
1960 Summer 34 Roma Sailing Ireland Race Three 14 499 1-44:46
1960 Summer 34 Roma Sailing Ireland Race Four 13 531 2-17:16
1960 Summer 34 Roma Sailing Ireland Race Five 4 1,043 1-52:56
1960 Summer 34 Roma Sailing Ireland Race Six 24 265 2-00:13
1960 Summer 34 Roma Sailing Ireland Race Seven 16 441 1-54:30
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