Jorge Vilar

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Jorge Vilar
Carlos y Jorge Vilar Castex - El Gráfico 1691.jpg
Personal information
Full nameJorge Antonio Vilar Castex
Nationality Argentina
Born(1931-06-27)27 June 1931
Buenos Aires
Died17 February 2015(2015-02-17) (aged 83)
Buenos Aires
Sailing career
Class(es)Snipe
Club Club Náutico San Isidro

Jorge Antonio Vilar Castex (27 June 1931, Buenos Aires – 17 February 2014) was an Argentinian sailor gold medallist in the Pan American Games and the Snipe World Championships.[1][2]

He started sailing Snipes with his brother, Carlos, at the Club Náutico San Isidro and entered competition on the class in 1947.[3] He went on to win the World Championship in 1948 as a crew and in 1951 as a skipper, in both cases with his brother Carlos. They also placed second at the 1949 Worlds. In 1953 they finished 6th and in 1958 they were 5th.

Pan American Games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carlos Vilar Castex Premio Konex 1980: Yachting". Fundación KONEX. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Falleció Jorge Vilar Castex, dos veces Campeón Mundial de Snipe". Sailor's Weekly. Archived from the original on 23 December 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Falleció Jorge Vilar Castex, dos veces Campeón Mundial de Snipe". Sailor's Weekly. Archived from the original on 23 December 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)