William Earl Buchan

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Bill Buchan Jr.
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Eastman Buchan
NationalityUnited States
Born (1935-05-09) May 9, 1935 (age 84)
Seattle, Washington
Sailing career
ClubCorinthian Yacht Club

William E. Buchan (born 9 May 1935) is an American sailor and Olympic Champion. He competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and won a gold medal in the Star class with Steven Erickson.[1]

He sailed on Intrepid in the 1974 America's Cup defender trials.[2]


Buchan was born in May 9, 1935 in Seattle, Washington. He was the son of Bill Buchan Sr.[3]

He won eleven medals at Star World Championships (from 1961 to 1985), his son William Carl Buchan won a gold medal in the Flying Dutchman class at the 1984 Olympics.

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  1. ^ "Profile: William Earl Buchan". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 1 February 2009.
  2. ^ http://www.sailingworld.com/racing/bill-buchan
  3. ^ "THE 1948 NORTH AMERICAN'S" (PDF). Starclass.org. Retrieved 2016-09-05.THE 1948 NORTH AMERICAN’S

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