Augie Diaz

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Augie Diaz
Augie Díaz 2017.JPG
Diaz in 2017
Personal information
Birth nameAgustín Gilberto Díaz
Nationality United States
Born (1954-06-06) 6 June 1954 (age 66)
Havana, Cuba
Sailing career
Class(es)Snipe, Star, Flying Dutchman
College team Tulane University

Agustín Díaz (born June 6, 1954 in Havana, Cuba), known as Augie Diaz, is an American sailor and world-class competitor in the Snipe, Star and Laser classes.

He is the son of Gonzalo Diaz, who sailed for Cuba at the 1959 Pan American Games.[1]

He began sailing Optimists at the age of eight in Clearwater, Florida. In 1973, he won the IYRU Single-handed dinghy World Youth title in the Laser class. After graduating from Christopher Columbus High School (Miami) in 1972, Diaz sailed for Tulane University, where he studied Mechanical engineering. He was All American on the Tulane Green Wave sailing team in 1973, 1974 y 1975, won the ICSA Coed Dinghy National Championship in 1973 and the ICSA Men's Singlehanded National Championship in 1974, leading the team to win the Leonard M. Fowle Trophy in 1974. That same year he was elected ICSA College Sailor of the Year.

He received the US Sailor of the Year Award in 2003.

He has been Snipe world champion in 2003 and 2005,[2] and Star world champion in 2016.[3]

In the Snipe class, he was also world masters champion in 2002, 2004, 2006 y 2012;[4] Western Hemisphere & Orient champion in 1972 and 2002; North American champion in 1974, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2013; and U.S. National champion in 1974, 1980, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2018.

He has won a silver medal in Snipe at the 1971 Pan American Games and a silver medal in the Snipe at the 2011 Pan American Games and a bronze medal at the 2015 Pan American Games.[5]

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