Augie Diaz

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Augie Diaz
Diaz in 2017
Personal information
Birth nameAgustín Gilberto Díaz
Nationality United States
Born (1954-06-06) June 6, 1954 (age 69)
Havana, Cuba
Sailing career
Class(es)Snipe, Star, Laser
College team Tulane University
Medal record
Representing  United States
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Borstahusen Snipe
Gold medal – first place 2005 Gamagōri Snipe
Gold medal – first place 2016 Miami Star
Gold medal – first place 2002 St. Petersburg Snipe (masters)
Gold medal – first place 2004 Bracciano Snipe (masters)
Gold medal – first place 2006 Nassau Snipe (masters)
Gold medal – first place 2012 Santiago de la Ribera Snipe (masters)
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 1971 Cali Snipe
Silver medal – second place 2011 Guadalajara Snipe
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Toronto Snipe

Agustín Díaz (born June 6, 1954), 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 and 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, and was inducted in the National Sailing Hall of Fame in 2021.[2]

He has been Snipe world champion in 2003 and 2005,[3] and Star world champion in 2016.[4]

In the Snipe class, he was also world masters champion in 2002, 2004, 2006 y 2012;[5] Western Hemisphere & Orient champion in 1972, 2002 and 2021; 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.[6]

Pan American Games[edit]


  1. ^ Augie Diaz Sailing
  2. ^ Class of 2021: Augie Diaz
  3. ^ Snipe World Championship
  4. ^ Augie Diaz and Bruno Prada Win Star Worlds
  5. ^ Snipe World Master Championship
  6. ^ "DIAZ Augie Toronto 2015 Athlete Profile". Archived from the original on 2015-08-23. Retrieved 2015-10-15.

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