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Robert Aspin

Full name: Robert Bain Aspin
Gender: Male
Born: March 21, 1872 in Anderston, Glasgow City, Great Britain
Died: June 27, 1933 in Hunters Quay, Argyll and Bute, Great Britain
Affiliations: Royal Clyde Yacht Club, ?, Scotland (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Robert Aspin, a wealthy varnish manufacturer, was a member of all the leading yacht clubs on the Clyde. In 1908 he joined the crew raised by [Thomas Glen-Coats] at the Royal Clyde Yacht Club to sail Hera to victory in the 12-metre class at the Olympics. Aspin was elected a member of the Royal Yacht Association in 1926. He died in 1933 at Hunter’s Quay which, ironically, was the start and finish point of his Olympic triumph 25 years earlier. The start of the Clyde Fortnight Races on 29 June 1933 were delayed for one hour because of Aspin’s funeral.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 36 London Sailing Mixed 12 metres Hera-1 GBR 1 Gold

Mixed 12 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date W PTS T
1908 Summer 36 London Sailing Hera-1 GBR Final Standings 1908-08-11 2 6
1908 Summer 36 London Sailing Hera-1 GBR Race One 1908-08-11 3-19:41
1908 Summer 36 London Sailing Hera-1 GBR Race Two 1908-08-12 4-47:40
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