George O'Day

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George O'Day
Personal information
Born May 19, 1923 (1923-05-19)
Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died July 26, 1987 (1987-07-27) (aged 64)
Dover, Massachusetts, U.S.

George O'Day (May 19, 1923 – July 26, 1987) was an American sailor, Olympic champion and world champion, and boat designer. He was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, and died in Dover, Massachusetts.

Sailor[edit]

O'Day received a gold medal in the 5.5 Metre class at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.[1] He won the world champion title twelve times in various classes.

Boat designer[edit]

Together with the English boat designer Uffa Fox, O'Day co-designed the sailboat called "Day Sailer". The boat was inducted into the American Sailboat Hall of Fame in 2003.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "George O'Day". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 13, 2008.