Richard Stearns (sailor)

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Richard Irving "Dick" Stearns, III (born 1927) is an American competitive sailor and Olympic and Pan American Games medalist.

In 1963, he won a gold medal along with Robert Halperin at the Pan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil, sailing Ninotchka.[1][2]

He also started the company Lands' End, in the Spring of 1963, with Halperin, Halperin's close friend Gary Comer, and two of Stearns' employees.[3]

He won a silver medal in the Star class at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, together with Lynn Williams.[4]


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  2. ^ "Following the Fleet". Chicago Tribune. May 5, 1963. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "American National Business Hall of Fame". Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Dick Stearns". Retrieved 5 March 2011.