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Edward

Adams

Ed

1956

Two-time Rolex Yachtsman of the Year and two-time US Olympic Athlete of the Year, Ed Adams has been a multiple World – and National – Champion helmsman, tactician, and coach in multiple classes.

Sailing:

Honors

US Rolex Yachtsman of the Year: 1987, 1991
US Olympic Athlete of the Year-Sailing: 1987, 1991
Collegiate All-American 1977, 1978, URI Athletic Hall of Fame
One Design Wins (2 Worlds, 14 Nationals)

Star World Championship
Star North American Championship
Star Barcardi Cup (2-time)
Star Pre-Olympics (2-time)
Laser Nationals (US Open, British Open, Masters)
Laser Masters World Championship
J/24 North Americans
Snipe National/North Americans (6-time)
US Collegiate Dinghy and Team Racing Championship
US Team Racing Hinman
US Sailing Championship of Champions (2-time)
Lightning US Winter Circuit (2-time)
Offshore/Inshore Wins (2 Worlds)

Fastnet Race (Illbruck)
Bermuda Race (Alexia)
Montego Bay (Carrera)
Miami-Baltimore (Carrera)
Chicago Mac (Flash Gordon)
50-footer World Championship
IMS World Championship
Commodores Cup
Trans Superior
Professional Sailing Projects (tactician/strategist/navigator)

America’s Cup: Young America
Volvo: Illbruck
Other:
Atalanti
Heartbreaker
Sayonara
Alexia
Carrera
Titan
Pegasus
Windquest
Denali
Blue Yankee
Holua
Windquest
Argo
Convexity
Hoss
Catapult
Samba Pa Ti
Warpath
Flash Gordon
Contributor:

Coaching Wins (Gold medal, 11 World Championships)

Olympic Gold Medal, Sydney
Star Worlds (2 times)
Etchells Worlds (3 times)
Etchells NAs + Midwinters (2 times), Nationals and Jaguar
Farr 40 Worlds and North Americans (2 times)
TP52 Worlds
J70 Worlds and North Americans
J111 Worlds
J105 North Americans
Tartan Ten North Americans
NYYC Invitational Cup
Melges 20 Worlds (2 times), Nationals
COACHING Other
Med Cup (2nd)
Melges 20 Worlds (2nd, 3rd, 6th2X)
Melges 24 Worlds (4th)
NYYC Invitational Cup (2nd)

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