Alfred Loomis (sailor)
|Competitor for the United States|
|1948 London||6 metre class|
Alfred L. Loomis, Jr. (April 15, 1913 – September 7, 1994) was a pioneering investment banker and an American sailor and Olympic champion. He won the Bermuda race twice. In 1977, he was manager of the Independence-Courageous syndicate, the yachting team that successfully defended the America's Cup that year.
He competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, where he won a gold medal in the 6 metre class with the boat Uanoria, together with Herman Whiton, James Smith, Michael Mooney, who later married his daughter, Nancy, and James Weekes.
He was married to the late Virginia Davis and has three daughters, Nancy Chance, of Austerlitz, N.Y.; Sabra Loomis, of New York City, and Candace Lake DiLello, of Ross, CA; a son, Alfred L. "Chip" Loomis, III, of New York City; a brother, the late Henry Loomis, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
- "1948 Summer Olympics – London, United Kingdom – Sailing" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 31, 2008)
- "Alfred Loomis Jr., Olympic Sailor, 81". The New York Times. September 13, 1994.
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