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Sandy MacDonald

Full name: Samuel Alexander "Sandy" MacDonald
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: September 7, 1904 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Died: October 21, 2003 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: Royal St. Lawrence YC, Dorval (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Sailing

Biography

Sandy MacDonald was captain of both the ice hockey and football teams at Prince of Wales College and, as a student at the University of Edinburgh Medical School, was selected to represent Great Britain in the former sport at the 1928 Winter Olympics, although he was eventually dropped from the team because he was a Canadian citizen. He settled gradually on sailing as his athletic pursuit of choice, having already competed in the sport as a medical student at McGill University, and eventually became a member of the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club. Thirty two years after his first selection for the Olympics he was granted a second chance, this time as a member of Canada’s entry to Dragon class sailing at the 1960 Summer Games. There, alongside teammates [Gordon Norton] and [Lynn Watters], he finished fifth among 27 teams. Four years later he again represented Canada at the Games, this time in the 5.5 metre class, where he, [Bernard Skinner], and [Doug Woodward] were seventh among 15 yachts.

In-between his Olympic appearances, MacDonald won a gold medal in the Dragon class at the 1963 Pan-American Games, alongside Watters and the non-Olympian Peter Dorion, and took numerous other national and international accolades over his lengthy career. By profession MacDonald worked as a surgeon in several cities and also served in the Royal Canadian Navy as a medical officer. He was inducted into the Prince Edward Island Sports Hall of Fame in 1974 and, when he died at the age of 99 years, 44 days in October 2003, he was the longest-lived Canadian Olympian, having surpassed [Robert Zimmerman], who died one day after his 99th birthday in 1980.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 55 Roma Sailing Mixed Three Person Keelboat Argo II CAN 5
1964 Summer 60 Tokyo Sailing Mixed 5.5 metres State VI CAN 7

Mixed Three Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1960 Summer 55 Roma Sailing Argo II CAN Final Standings 1960-08-29 5,177
1960 Summer 55 Roma Sailing Argo II CAN Race One 1960-08-29 1,532 3-24:58
1960 Summer 55 Roma Sailing Argo II CAN Race Two 1960-08-30 940 1-59:30
1960 Summer 55 Roma Sailing Argo II CAN Race Three 1960-08-31 578 2-51:45
1960 Summer 55 Roma Sailing Argo II CAN Race Four 1960-09-01 940 3-02:39
1960 Summer 55 Roma Sailing Argo II CAN Race Five 1960-09-05 754 2-36:26
1960 Summer 55 Roma Sailing Argo II CAN Race Six 1960-09-06 453 2-32:17
1960 Summer 55 Roma Sailing Argo II CAN Race Seven 1960-09-07 277 2-41:05

Mixed 5.5 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1964 Summer 60 Tokyo Sailing State VI CAN Final Standings 1964-10-12 2,955
1964 Summer 60 Tokyo Sailing State VI CAN Race One 1964-10-12 163 2-17:43
1964 Summer 60 Tokyo Sailing State VI CAN Race Two 1964-10-13 800 2-35:21
1964 Summer 60 Tokyo Sailing State VI CAN Race Three 1964-10-14 578 2-11:22
1964 Summer 60 Tokyo Sailing State VI CAN Race Four 1964-10-15 323 2-06:25
1964 Summer 60 Tokyo Sailing State VI CAN Race Five 1964-10-19 323 2-07:00
1964 Summer 60 Tokyo Sailing State VI CAN Race Six 1964-10-20 432 2-13:19
1964 Summer 60 Tokyo Sailing State VI CAN Race Seven 1964-10-21 499 2-15:14
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