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Peter

Commette

1954

Peter Commette belongs to that rare breed of champion sailor who does not work in the sailing industry, yet manages to win many championship-level events. He is considered an aspiration among younger laser sailors, and his attention to detail in preparation and execution continues to inspire racers young and old.
A graduate of Tufts University, where he was second at the 1979 ICYRA Singlehanded National Championships, Peter grew up sailing on Barnegat Bay and was inducted into the Barnegat Bay Hall of Fame in 2006. He is a former Commodore of the Lauderdale Yacht Club where he spearheaded a broad initiative to build high school sailing in Florida.
Accomplishments and Honors
Year(s) Place Event
2007 3rd Snipe World Championships (with daughter, Sheehan)
1996 1st Snipe National Championship (with wife, Connie)
1992 Snipe North American Championship (with wife, Connie)
1991 1st Snipe Pan-Am Trials
1991 Bronze Pan-Am Games
1989 5th Snipe World Championship
1980 1st Finn North American Championship
1978 1st BBYRA and Eastern E Scow Championship
1978 2nd Nationals and Blue Chip
1979 2nd ICYRA Singlehanded Championship as a member of the Tufts sailing team
1977 1st U.S. National Laser Championship
1977 2nd Laser World Championship
1976 1st U.S. Finn Olympic Trials (11th in Olympics)
1975 Won North American Junior Finn and Solo Champion
1974 1st Laser World Championship
1973 Runner-up in the 470 Worlds
1973 First U.S. Youth Sailing Champion in Lasers
1968, 1965 Mantoloking Yacht Club Atlantic Coast Midget Champion
World Duck Boat Champion

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