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Steve Benjamin

Full name: Stephen DeLancey "Steve" Benjamin
Nickname(s): Benjie
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: September 29, 1955 in Glen Cove, New York, United States
Affiliations: Seawanhaka Corinthian YC, Oyster Bay (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Steve Benjamin graduated from Yale in 1978, earning that year’s Collegiate Sailor-of-the-Year award. He made the ill-fated 1980 US Olympic team, but had already won multiple international titles. Benjamin was 1976-77 World Champion in the Fireball Class, and the 1980 World Champion in the 505s. In 1983 he won a silver medal in the 470 class at the Pan American Games, along with his 1984 crewmate [Chris Steinfeld].

Benjamin sailed out of the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club. He worked for a time as president of International Sailing products in Oyster Bay, New York, but later became a sales manager for North Sails. Surviving a bout with prostate cancer, Benjamin later re-named his Tripp 41 Custom as Robotic Oncology in honor of the urologic surgeon who saved his life.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Sailing Mixed Two Person Dinghy United States USA 2 Silver

Mixed Two Person Dinghy

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Chris Steinfeld Final Standings 1984-07-31 43.0 78.0
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Chris Steinfeld Race One 1984-07-31 16.0
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Chris Steinfeld Race Two 1984-08-01 3.0 2-44:00
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Chris Steinfeld Race Three 1984-08-02 .0 2-08:00
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Chris Steinfeld Race Four 1984-08-03 8.0
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Chris Steinfeld Race Five 1984-08-06 35.0
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Chris Steinfeld Race Six 1984-08-07 13.0
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Chris Steinfeld Race Seven 1984-08-08 3.0 1-49:00
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