Peter Commette

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Peter Commette
Peter Commette 2017.JPG
Peter Commette in 2017
Personal information
Born (1954-03-13) March 13, 1954 (age 64)
Bronxville, New York
Alma mater Tufts University
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Country USA
Sport Sailing
University team Tufts Jumbos
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals Montreal 1976. 11th Finn

Peter Michael Commette (born March 13, 1954) is an American sailor who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics. He raced Finn and finished in 11th place.[1]

He also was champion and 2nd in Laser World Championships; 2nd in 470 World Championships; North American champion in Finn; U.S. National champion in Snipe (1985), 2nd in U.S. E-Scow National Championship; 3rd, 5th, 7th in Snipe World Championships and Bronze Medal in Pan-American Games.[2]

Peter Commette started sailing Lasers at the Mantoloking Yacht Club in New Jersey, but the class was not an Olympic class in that era, so Commette raced the Finn class at the 1976 Olympics. As a Tufts University student he raced on the sailing team, but again had to sail Larks as the Laser was not an approved collegiate class. His Laser career ended in 1980, and he moved on to other boats, winning a bronze medal at the 1991 Pan American Games in the Snipe Class.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Peter Commette". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Peter Commette". Snipe Today. Retrieved October 8, 2015.