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Dick Stearns

Full name: Richard Irving "Dick" Stearns, III
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: September 4, 1927 in Evanston, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Shore & Chicago Yacht Clubs
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Dick Stearns won gold medals in the Star class at the World Championships, the 1963 Pan American Games (with Bob Halperin), and the North American Championships. At the 1964 Olympics, the U.S. failed to win a yachting gold medal for the first time since 1936 and their two silvers came in the Star and Soling classes. As helmsman on the Star entry Stearns had as his crew, Lynn Williams, who was a fellow member of the Chicago YC. Dick Stearns was a graduate of Drake and worked in the sailmaking business. In 1968 he was assistant manager of the Olympic yachting team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 37 Tokyo Sailing Mixed Two Person Keelboat Glider USA 2 Silver

Mixed Two Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date PTS T
1964 Summer 37 Tokyo Sailing Glider USA Lynn Williams Final Standings 1964-10-12 5,585
1964 Summer 37 Tokyo Sailing Glider USA Lynn Williams Race One 1964-10-12 486 2-28:11
1964 Summer 37 Tokyo Sailing Glider USA Lynn Williams Race Two 1964-10-13 428 2-33:52
1964 Summer 37 Tokyo Sailing Glider USA Lynn Williams Race Three 1964-10-14 1,331 2-23:53
1964 Summer 37 Tokyo Sailing Glider USA Lynn Williams Race Four 1964-10-15 1,030 2-13:26
1964 Summer 37 Tokyo Sailing Glider USA Lynn Williams Race Five 1964-10-19 854 2-13:49
1964 Summer 37 Tokyo Sailing Glider USA Lynn Williams Race Six 1964-10-20 854 2-20:35
1964 Summer 37 Tokyo Sailing Glider USA Lynn Williams Race Seven 1964-10-21 1,030 2-24:42
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