Linton Hope

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Linton Hope
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Personal information
Full name Linton Chorley Hopps
Nationality British
Born (1863-04-18)18 April 1863
Macclesfield, England
Died 20 December 1920(1920-12-20) (aged 57)
Midhurst, England
Sport Sailing
Class(es) .5 to 1 ton
Updated on 2014-02-08.

Linton Chorley Hope FRAes (18 April 1863 – 20 December 1920) was a sailor from Great Britain,[1] who represented his country at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Meulan, France. With Lorne Currie as helmsman and fellow crewmembers John Gretton and Algernon Maudslay, Hope took the first place in the race of the .5 to 1 ton class.

Personal life[edit]

Hope was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire on 18 April 1863 as Linton Chorley Hopps the son of Edwin and Sara Hopps. He later changed his surname to Hope. Hope married Mabel Ellington in 1898 and they had a son and a daughter, their son Eustace Jack Linton Hope was killed in action in 1941 as a group captain in the Royal Air Force.[2] Hope died on 20 December 1920 in the Midhurst district of Sussex.

Professional life[edit]

Hope designed a variety of yachts, as well as the Fairy One Design for the North of Ireland Yacht Club, international canoes and Thames Raters.[3] He was appointed naval architect to the King of the Belgians. In 1915 Hope designed the AD Flying Boat for the British Admiralty's Air Department and his hull designs were used by a number of British flying boats in the 1920s including the Fairey Titania, largest flying boat in the world at the time. Both Olympic races were won using the yacht Scotia designed by Hope.

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "Algernon Maudslay Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympic Sports. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Eustace Jack Linton Hope, Casualty Details". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Yachts designed by Linton Hope". Retrieved 19 August 2011.