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Eric Olsen

Full name: Eric C. Olsen, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: March 26, 1916 in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 7, 1993 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Essex Yacht Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Biography

Eric Olsen attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating in 1940. He was a renowned sailor known for racing many types of boats all over the world. While at MIT he won the first two intercollegiate dinghy championships. In 1955 he won three major coastal races in Europe aboard his cruising ketch, Arabella. In 1957 he sailed or raced in 43 different types of boats. In 1959 he won the “One-of-a-Kind” race in Florida in a Tiger Cat, with [Glen Foster] as his crew. Olsen was affiliated with the Essex Yacht Club and worked as a consultant in the plastics industry.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 40 Melbourne Sailing Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy Tineke USA 9

Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date PTS T
1956 Summer 40 Melbourne Sailing Tineke USA Stan Renehan Final Standings 1956-11-26 1,929
1956 Summer 40 Melbourne Sailing Tineke USA Stan Renehan Race One 1956-11-26
1956 Summer 40 Melbourne Sailing Tineke USA Stan Renehan Race Two 1956-11-27 516 3-48:51
1956 Summer 40 Melbourne Sailing Tineke USA Stan Renehan Race Three 1956-11-28
1956 Summer 40 Melbourne Sailing Tineke USA Stan Renehan Race Four 1956-11-29 516 4-55:59
1956 Summer 40 Melbourne Sailing Tineke USA Stan Renehan Race Five 1956-12-03 370 3-38:49
1956 Summer 40 Melbourne Sailing Tineke USA Stan Renehan Race Six 1956-12-04 215 4-00:04
1956 Summer 40 Melbourne Sailing Tineke USA Stan Renehan Race Seven 1956-12-05 312 3-33:13
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