Zefania Carmel

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Zefania Carmel (born December 21, 1940, in Baghdad, Iraq; died September 1980) was an Israeli yachting world champion.

Yachting career[edit]

Carmel partnered with Lydia Lazarov to win the Israeli yachting championship in 1966 in the 420-Class. They won the world championships in the Team 420 Non-Olympic Sailing Class in 1969. Carmel won the individual Israeli yachting championship in 1970.[1]


Carmel drowned during training in September 1980.[1]

Hall of Fame[edit]

Carmel was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1982.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Zephania Carmel and Lydia Lazarov". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 29 April 2015.