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Cecil Quentin

Full name: Cecil Quentin
Gender: Male
Born: 1852 in Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
Died: October 29, 1926 in Ramsgate, Kent, Great Britain
Affiliations: Royal Portsmouth Corinthian Yacht Club, Portsmouth (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Only four of the 14 entries started in the over 20 tons class at the 1900 Olympics and British yachts occupied the first two places. Selwin Calverley’s 153-tonner Brynhild took the line honors but Cecil Quentin’s 96-ton Cicely won on time adjustment. Born in Waterford City, Ireland, Cecil Quentin’s family moved to a farm at Old Court, near Kilmeaden, County Waterford, when he was still very young. In around 1860 the Quentin family left Ireland for Gloucestershire, England.

As a friend and one-time business partner of Cecil Rhodes, Quentin was, in his early days, one of the country’s most prominent financiers. He started out as a civil engineer by profession but later became a company director, and lived at Milland, Liphook, Hampshire. As a yachtsman his most notable achievement was to captain Cicely to three successive victories over the German Emperor’s yacht, Meteor III. On his retirement he settled in Ramsgate, a seaside town in east Kent where he was a leading member of the Royal Temple Yacht Club.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer Paris Sailing Mixed 20+ Ton Cicely-1 GBR 1 Gold

Mixed 20+ Ton

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date AT AT H
1900 Summer Paris Sailing Cicely-1 GBR Final Standings 1900-08-02 5:29:46 -31:20 6:01:06
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