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Stuart Walker

Full name: Stuart Hodge Walker
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: April 19, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Affiliations: Severn Sailing Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Biography

Stuart Walker attended Middlebury College, graduating in 1943, and then went to New York University Medical School. In 1946 he was a medical officer with the 11th Airborne Division in the Army of the Occupation. After leaving the Army he started a pediatric practice in Annapolis in 1963 and later became a professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, eventually serving as Chief of Pediatrics at Baltimore’s Mercy Hospital until retiring in 1984.

Walker sailed on multiple US teams, especially in the 1960s, and in 1963 was the first American to win Bermuda’s Princess Elizabeth Trophy and in 1964, the first to win England’s Prince of Wales Cup, both in the 14 Class. In addition to his Olympic appearance he competed in Soling at the 1979 Pan American Games. Walker authored 10 books on sailboat racing, sail trim, competitive racing, and low-level wind flow, and contributed to many sailing magazines. He was a co-founder of the Severn Sailing Association, the top small boat racing club on the East Coast, and was President of the International Soling Class from 1991-94. Walker was inducted into the Sailing World Hall of Fame in 1982.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 45 Ciudad de México Sailing Mixed 5.5 metres United States USA 8

Mixed 5.5 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS
1968 Summer 45 Ciudad de México Sailing United States USA Final Standings 1968-10-14 74.7 89.7
1968 Summer 45 Ciudad de México Sailing United States USA Race One 1968-10-14 13.0
1968 Summer 45 Ciudad de México Sailing United States USA Race Two 1968-10-15 14.0
1968 Summer 45 Ciudad de México Sailing United States USA Race Three 1968-10-16 14.0
1968 Summer 45 Ciudad de México Sailing United States USA Race Four 1968-10-17 8.0
1968 Summer 45 Ciudad de México Sailing United States USA Race Five 1968-10-19 15.0
1968 Summer 45 Ciudad de México Sailing United States USA Race Six 1968-10-20 14.0
1968 Summer 45 Ciudad de México Sailing United States USA Race Seven 1968-10-21 11.7
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