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Earle Wells

Full name: Earle Leonard Wells
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 192 lbs (87 kg)
Born: October 27, 1933 in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

When Earle Wells sought a skipper in 1961 for his Flying Dutchman class yacht, Pandora, and settled on a Danish émigré, Helmer Pedersen, an Olympic champion combination was born. Pedersen had been a reserve in the 1960 Olympic team and had also been a reserve for Denmark at the 1952 Olympics. The new pair won the 1964 Olympic trials in Pandora but got off to a slow start in the racing in Sagami Bay on the outskirts of Tokyo. They were 16th in the first race and failed to finish the second. But their fortunes changed and in the ensuing racing, they gained three firsts, a third and a fourth – enough to give them the gold medal, the second won by New Zealand sailors at an Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Sailing Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy Pandora NZL 1 Gold

Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date PTS T
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Sailing Pandora NZL Helmer Pedersen Final Standings 1964-10-12 6,255
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Sailing Pandora NZL Helmer Pedersen Race One 1964-10-12 219 2-31:58
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Sailing Pandora NZL Helmer Pedersen Race Two 1964-10-13 101
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Sailing Pandora NZL Helmer Pedersen Race Three 1964-10-14 1,423 1-59:44
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Sailing Pandora NZL Helmer Pedersen Race Four 1964-10-15 946 1-51:40
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Sailing Pandora NZL Helmer Pedersen Race Five 1964-10-19 1,423 1-52:39
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Sailing Pandora NZL Helmer Pedersen Race Six 1964-10-20 1,423 1-53:27
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Sailing Pandora NZL Helmer Pedersen Race Seven 1964-10-21 821 2-10:22
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