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Blair Cochrane

Full name: Blair Onslow Cochrane
Gender: Male
Born: September 11, 1853 in Darlington, Darlington, Great Britain
Died: December 7, 1928 in Bembridge, Isle of Wight, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Blair Cochrane’s entry in the 8-metre class at the 1908 Olympics was something of a family affair. Both he and crew member [John Rhodes] were married to daughters of Sir Richard Sutton, Bt. while Sir Richard’s son Henry was also a crew member. The 54-year-old Cochrane entered Cobweb from the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, which assisted with the organization of the Olympic Regatta at Cowes. As chairman of the club committee, Cochrane was not only involved in the racing but also in the administration of the Olympic program. He was the Rear Commodore of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club from 1909 to 1913 and after war service as a captain in the Royal Horse Artillery he was awarded the OBE in 1919. He lived on the Isle of Wight for many years and served as a Deputy Sheriff of Hampshire.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 54 London Sailing Mixed 8 metres Cobweb-1 GBR 1 Gold

Mixed 8 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date W PTS T
1908 Summer 54 London Sailing Cobweb-1 GBR Final Standings 1908-07-27 2 6
1908 Summer 54 London Sailing Cobweb-1 GBR Race One 1908-07-27 4-01:41
1908 Summer 54 London Sailing Cobweb-1 GBR Race Two 1908-07-28 4-35:56
1908 Summer 54 London Sailing Cobweb-1 GBR Race Three 1908-07-29 4-57:46
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