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Colin Ratsey

Full name: George Colin Ratsey
Gender: Male
Born: July 30, 1906 in Cowes, Isle of Wight, Great Britain
Died: March 12, 1984 in Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Sailing

Related Olympians: Son of George Ratsey; Granduncle of Franklin Woodroffe.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Colin Ratsey was educated at Brighton College. He later served an apprenticeship as a sailmaker, and was associated with for over 50 years with Ratsey & Lapthorn, the oldest sail manufacturer in the world. In addition to his Olympic silver medal in 1932, he won the Prince of Wales Cup in 1939 for 14-foot dinghies, and the Prince Philip Cup for Dragon class in 1959. Ratsey sailed with two America’s Cup challengers, the English J-boat Endeavour in 1934, and the 12-metre Sceptre in 1958. He was also responsible for introducing the sport of frostbiting – winter sailing in small boats – to England. He eventually moved to the United States after his retirement from Ratsey & Lapthorn, and became vice-president of Yardarm Sailmakers in Needham, Massachusetts, and continued to be active in international sailing circles.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Mixed One Person Dinghy Great Britain GBR 6
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Mixed Two Person Keelboat Joy GBR 2 Silver

Mixed One Person Dinghy

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Great Britain Final Standings 6 69
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Great Britain Race One 1 11 1-09:26
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Great Britain Race Two 5 7 2-09:07
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Great Britain Race Three 1 11
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Great Britain Race Four 7 5
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Great Britain Race Five 4 8
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Great Britain Race Six 9 3
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Great Britain Race Seven 8 4
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Great Britain Race Eight 7 5
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Great Britain Race Nine 9 3
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Great Britain Race Ten 9 3
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Great Britain Race Eleven 3 9

Mixed Two Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date PTS T
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Joy GBR Peter Jaffe Final Standings 1932-08-05 35
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Joy GBR Peter Jaffe Race One 1932-08-05 6 2-43:42
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Joy GBR Peter Jaffe Race Two 1932-08-06 4 2-01:51
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Joy GBR Peter Jaffe Race Three 1932-08-07 4 2-05:55
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Joy GBR Peter Jaffe Race Four 1932-08-08 4 2-06:57
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Joy GBR Peter Jaffe Race Five 1932-08-09 5 2-38:06
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Joy GBR Peter Jaffe Race Six 1932-08-10 7 1-33:17
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Sailing Joy GBR Peter Jaffe Race Seven 1932-08-11 5 1-16:33
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