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Cecil Quentin

Full name: Cecil Quentin
Gender: Male
Born: 1852 in Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
Died: October 29, 1926 in Ramsgate, Kent, Great Britain
Affiliations: Royal Portsmouth Corinthian Yacht Club, Portsmouth (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Only four of the 14 entries started in the over 20 tons class at the 1900 Olympics and British yachts occupied the first two places. [Selwin Calverley]’s 153-tonner Brynhild took the line honors but Cecil Quentin’s 96-ton Cicely won on time adjustment. Born in Waterford City, Ireland, Cecil Quentin’s family moved to a farm at Old Court, near Kilmeaden, County Waterford, when he was still very young. In around 1860 the Quentin family left Ireland for Gloucestershire, England.

As a friend and one-time business partner of Cecil Rhodes, Quentin was, in his early days, one of the country’s most prominent financiers. He started out as a civil engineer by profession but later became a company director, and lived at Milland, Liphook, Hampshire. As a yachtsman his most notable achievement was to captain Cicely to three successive victories over the German Emperor’s yacht, Meteor III. On his retirement he settled in Ramsgate, a seaside town in east Kent where he was a leading member of the Royal Temple Yacht Club.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer Paris Sailing Mixed 20+ Ton Cicely-1 GBR 1 Gold

Mixed 20+ Ton

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date AT AT H
1900 Summer Paris Sailing Cicely-1 GBR Final Standings 1900-08-02 5:29:46 -31:20 6:01:06
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