|Full name||Johan Robert "Joop" Carp|
January 30, 1897|
Tjomal, Dutch East Indies
|Died||March 25, 1962
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
|Class(es)||6.5 Metre; 6 Metre|
|Updated on 2013-12-25.|
Johan Robert "Joop" Carp (January 30, 1897 in Tjomal, Dutch East Indies – March 25, 1962 in Johannesburg) was a sailor from the Netherlands, who represented his native country at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Ostend, Belgium. With crew Bernard Carp and Petrus Wernink, helming Dutch boat Oranje, Carp took the Gold in the 6.5 Metre. In the 1924 Olympics Carp took part of the competition in the 6 Metre with the Dutch boat Willem Six with crew members Anthonij Guépin and Jan Vreede Carp took this time the bronze medal. In the 1936 Olympics Carp returned to the Olympics as helmsman of the Dutch 6 Metre De Ruyter this time with crew members Ansco Dokkum, Kees Jonker, Herman Looman, Ernst Moltzer and finished eighth overall.
Joop Carp studied law at the Leiden University. He graduated in 1921. Shortly after that he became vice-president of Fokker Aircraft. Here he was involved in the development of the first large commercial aircraft.
Later Carp became more involved with the exploitation of important inventions like the 'Oertz-rudder', de 'Frigoplate' en de 'Frost-O-Matic Ice Cream Vending Machine'. In 1926 he opened his own office in New York City. Later he emigrated to South Africa.
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