Richard Stearns (sailor)

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Richard Stearns
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Full nameRichard Irving Stearns, III
BornSeptember 4, 1927 (1927-09-04) (age 92)
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.

Richard Irving "Dick" Stearns, III (born September 4, 1927) is an American competitive sailor and Olympic and Pan American Games medalist.


Stearns was born in Evanston, Illinois.[1] In 1963, he won a gold medal along with Robert Halperin at the Pan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil, sailing Ninotchka.[2][3] He also started the company Lands' End, in the Spring of 1963, with Halperin, Halperin's close friend Gary Comer, and two of Stearns' employees.[4] He won a silver medal in the Star class at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, together with Lynn Williams.[1]


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Dick Stearns". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 5, 2011.
  2. ^ Bob Wechsler (2008). Day by day in Jewish sports history. KTAV Publishing House, Inc. ISBN 0-88125-969-1. Retrieved July 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "Following the Fleet". Chicago Tribune. May 5, 1963. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
  4. ^ "American National Business Hall of Fame". Retrieved July 12, 2011.

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