Ding Schoonmaker

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Ding Schoonmaker
Personal information
Full nameJames Martinus Schoonmaker
Born (1933-06-10) 10 June 1933 (age 86)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sailing career
Class(es)Laser, Finn, Thistle, Flying Dutchman, Star, and Soling

James Martinus "Ding" Schoonmaker (Born June 10, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) [1] is an American sailor. He won the 1975 Star World Championships together with Jerry Ford [2]. He has also several other podiums from the Star World Championships and Soling World Championships.


  1. ^ "James Martinus "Ding" Schoonmaker". THE NATIONAL SAILING HALL OF FAME. Retrieved 23 Oct 2019.
  2. ^ "1975 World Championship - Chicago, USA". starclass.org. Retrieved 23 Oct 2019.