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Owen Torrey

Full name: Owen Cates Torrey, Jr.
Gender: Male
Born: October 31, 1925 in New York, New York, United States
Died: February 13, 2001 in Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
Affiliations: Noroton YC, Darien (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

After graduating from St. Paul's Prep in 1943, Owen Torrey enlisted in the army and was called to active duty in 1944. He was discharged in 1945 after being wounded in action in the European campaign. After his return home he graduated from Harvard in 1948 and from Columbia Law School three years later. Initially he practiced admiralty law in New York for nine years, but then set up his own sailmaking business. The venture proved to be very successful and Torrey sold the business to Charles Ulmer, Inc., although he was retained by the owners as vice president and designer. Because there were no Swallow class boats in the U.S. in 1948, the American entry for the Olympics was the runner-up boat in the Star class at the U.S. Trials. Despite their obvious unfamiliarity with the boat, Torrey and his crew member, Woody Pirie, surprisingly took the bronze medals. Torrey continued to be active in sailing, both through his business and, in 1983, as a sail consultant to the America's Cup trial yacht, Courageous.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 22 London Sailing Mixed Two Person Keelboat Margaret USA 3 Bronze

Mixed Two Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date PTS T
1948 Summer 22 London Sailing Margaret USA Woody Pirie Final Standings 1948-08-03 4,352
1948 Summer 22 London Sailing Margaret USA Woody Pirie Race One 1948-08-03 548 2-08:04
1948 Summer 22 London Sailing Margaret USA Woody Pirie Race Two 1948-08-04 293 2-02:17
1948 Summer 22 London Sailing Margaret USA Woody Pirie Race Three 1948-08-05 548 3-58:25
1948 Summer 22 London Sailing Margaret USA Woody Pirie Race Four 1948-08-06 770 2-27:32
1948 Summer 22 London Sailing Margaret USA Woody Pirie Race Five 1948-08-10 206 2-11:13
1948 Summer 22 London Sailing Margaret USA Woody Pirie Race Six 1948-08-11 1,247 1-52:48
1948 Summer 22 London Sailing Margaret USA Woody Pirie Race Seven 1948-08-12 946 1-52:23
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