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Dave Smith

Full name: David James "Dave" Smith
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: October 31, 1925 in Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 8, 2014 in Peabody, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Boston Yacht Club, Marblehead (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Dave Smith was from Marblehead, Massachusetts, and attended St. Johns Prep School in Danvers. He joined Jim Hunt as a crew member under helmsman George O'Day at the 1960 Olympics. Smith also sailed in the Americas Cup Trials in 1962 as bowman on 12-meter yacht Nefertiti with Ted Hood and Don McNamara. After serving in the US Navy in World War II, Smith graduated from the University of Massachusetts and became the president of Fife and Drum, Inc., which specialized in yacht wear. Smith was a life member of the Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead, where he raced in the IOD Class and also raced Tartan 41 sloops, which he named Drummer Boy. He later closed that store and worked in manufacturing at Pequot Mills Shetland Properties.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 34 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 34 Roma Sailing Minotaur USA Final Standings 1960-08-29 6,900
1960 Summer 34 Roma Sailing Minotaur USA Race One 1960-08-29 1,079 2-50:27
1960 Summer 34 Roma Sailing Minotaur USA Race Two 1960-08-30 778 2-36:59
1960 Summer 34 Roma Sailing Minotaur USA Race Three 1960-08-31 1,380 2-29:48
1960 Summer 34 Roma Sailing Minotaur USA Race Four 1960-09-01 903 2-46:24
1960 Summer 34 Roma Sailing Minotaur USA Race Five 1960-09-05 1,380 2-23:41
1960 Summer 34 Roma Sailing Minotaur USA Race Six 1960-09-06 535 2-19:20
1960 Summer 34 Roma Sailing Minotaur USA Race Seven 1960-09-07 1,380 2-15:54
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