Sir Durward Knowles
||Durward Randolph Knowles
2 November 1917 |
Sir Durward Randolph Knowles (born 2 November 1917) is a sailor and olympic champion from the Bahamas. He competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where he won a gold medal in the Star class, together with Cecil Cooke. He received a bronze medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. He had previously competed for the United Kingdom in the 1948 Olympics finishing in 4th place in the Star class together with Sloane Elmo Farrington.
Knowles was knighted in 1996. In 1997, he was awarded The Bahamas' Order of Merit. In 2014, the second Legend-class patrol boat of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force was commissioned as HMBS Durward Knowles.
He is the stepbrother of Percy Knowles.