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William Earl Buchan

Full name: William Earl Buchan, Sr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 209 lbs (95 kg)
Born: May 9, 1935 in Seattle, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Corinthian Yacht Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Related Olympians: Father of William Carl Buchan.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Bill Buchan grew up in Seattle, but began sailing as a teenager after watching the Star North American Championship when it came to Seattle in 1948. He eventually won 11 medals in Star Class at the World Championships between 1961-85, and won three World titles, including the Soling Class in 1975. He was a four-time winner in the Swiftsure Classic. In 1974 Buchan steered Intrepid to victory in the America’s Cup trials. In 1984, while he was winning the gold medal in the Star Class, his son, [William Carl Buchan], concurrently won gold as the skipper in the Flying Dutchman Class. Together the father and son ran William Buchan Homes, a home building business in Bellevue, Washington.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 49 Los Angeles Sailing Mixed Two Person Keelboat United States USA 1 Gold

Mixed Two Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T
1984 Summer 49 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Steve Erickson Final Standings 1984-07-31 29.7 55.7
1984 Summer 49 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Steve Erickson Race One 1984-07-31 .0
1984 Summer 49 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Steve Erickson Race Two 1984-08-01 15.0
1984 Summer 49 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Steve Erickson Race Three 1984-08-02 26.0
1984 Summer 49 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Steve Erickson Race Four 1984-08-03 3.0 2-52:26
1984 Summer 49 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Steve Erickson Race Five 1984-08-06 11.7
1984 Summer 49 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Steve Erickson Race Six 1984-08-07 .0 2-53:13
1984 Summer 49 Los Angeles Sailing United States USA Steve Erickson Race Seven 1984-08-08 0.0 2-35:42
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