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Eric Ridder

Full name: Eric Ridder
Gender: Male
Born: January 1, 1918 in Hewlett, New York, United States
Died: July 23, 1996 in Locust Valley, New York, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Eric Ridder did most of his sailing in large ocean racing, with his greatest accomplishment coming when he served as a co-skipper aboard Constellation in 1964, when it won the America's Cup. As a young man he attended Harvard but never graduated. He spent his entire career in newspaper work and publishing, as he was descended from a family that helped form Knight-Ridder Publishing. After college he started out as business manager of the St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press, prior to serving as a Marine in World War II. He published the Journal of Commerce from 1956 to 1985, and was director for Knight-Ridder from 1983 until his death.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Sailing Mixed 6 metres Llanoria USA 1 Gold

Mixed 6 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Sailing Llanoria USA Final Standings 1952-07-20 4,870
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Sailing Llanoria USA Race One 1952-07-20 540 2-31:58
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Sailing Llanoria USA Race Two 1952-07-21 188 3-22:51
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Sailing Llanoria USA Race Three 1952-07-22 1,142 2-28:00
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Sailing Llanoria USA Race Four 1952-07-23 1,142 2-45:36
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Sailing Llanoria USA Race Five 1952-07-26 239 2-50:03
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Sailing Llanoria USA Race Six 1952-07-27 665 2-35:32
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Sailing Llanoria USA Race Seven 1952-07-28 1,142 3-00:50