Peter Commette in 2017
March 13, 1954|
Bronxville, New York
|Alma mater||Tufts University|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (190 lb)|
|University team||Tufts Jumbos|
|Achievements and titles|
|Olympic finals||Montreal 1976. 11th Finn|
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.
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.