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Cyril Wright

Full name: Cyril Macey Wright
Gender: Male
Born: September 17, 1885 in Hampstead, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: July 26, 1960 in Bournemouth, Bournemouth, Great Britain
Affiliations: Royal Burnham Yacht Club, Burnham-on-Crouch (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Sailing

Related Olympians: Husband of Dorothy Wright.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Cyril Wright and his father-in-law Percy Machin were the co-owners of Ancora, which won the 7-metre class at the 1920 Olympics. Machin did not take part in the Olympic regatta at Ostend and it was with Wright as helmsman that Ancora sailed against the Norwegian boat Fornebo, which was the only other entry. The Norwegians won the first race but the British entry from the Royal Burnham Yacht Club won the next two races to take the gold medals. One of the crew members aboard Ancora was Cyril’s wife, Dorothy Wright, whom he had married while on leave from the RNVR at Christmas in 1917. When he gave up his practices as a Naval Architect in London Cyril retired with Dorothy to Poole in Dorset.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Sailing Mixed 7 metres Ancora GBR 1 Gold

Mixed 7 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Sailing Ancora GBR Final Standings 1920-07-07 4
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Sailing Ancora GBR Race One 1920-07-07 1-21:54
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Sailing Ancora GBR Race Two 1920-07-08 1-21:20
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Sailing Ancora GBR Race Three 1920-07-09 1-05:53
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