Living , Modern

Agustin

Diaz

Augie

1954

Augie Diaz is a Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, a Star, Snipe, Keelboat, and Laser World Champion, and a 505 North American Champion.

Sailing:           

  • Honors
    • US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman of the Year (2003)
    • Collegiate All-American (1973-1975)
    • College Sailor of the Year (1974)
  • Star Class
    • 2016 World Championship (1st)
    • 2013 Winter Series Championship (1st)
    • 2013 Western Hemisphere Championship (1st)
    • 2014 International Masters Championship (1st)
    • 2016 Eastern Hemisphere Championship (1st)
    • 2017 North American Championship (1st)
    • Zagarino Masters Cup
      • 1st: 5 times (2007, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
      • 2nd: 2012 & 2018
    • Snipe Class
    • US National Championship
      • 1st: 11 times (1974, 1976, 1980, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018)
      • 2nd: 5 times (1972, 1975, 1998, 2007, 2016)
      • 3rd: 9 times (1969, 1979, 2003, 2004, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
    • North American Championship
      • 1st: 5 times (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013)
      • 2nd: 2014 & 2017
    • Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship
      • 1st: 2002
      • 2nd: 1974, 1980, & 2010
    • Masters World Championship
      • 1st: 4 times (2002, 2004, 2006, 2012)
    • World Championship
      • 1st: 2003 & 2005
      • 2nd: 1975
    • Pan American Games
      • Silver: 1971 & 2011
      • Bronze: 2015
    • Laser Class
    • 1973 IYRU Singlehanded Dinghy World Championship (1st)
    • 2002 Laser North American Masters Championship (1st)
    • 505 Class
    • North American Championship
      • 1st: 2010
      • 2nd: 2013
    • 2012 Region II Championship (1st)
    • 2015 Midwinter Championship (3rd)
    • Flying Dutchman Class
      • 1979 Kieler Woche (1st)
    • Keelboat
      • 2014 International Masters Championship (1st)

Contributor:

From Augie’s nominator:

I’m gathering more specifics from his family at the moment, but I can say from my conversations with him that he actively supports junior sailing in many ways. One thing Augie was telling me that he likes to do is to purchase a Snipe to donate to a yacht club’s juniors for their own race use, and all he asks in return is that the boat be kept up enough that he’s able to sail it himself once in a while if he comes to town for a regatta. I’ve seen him go out of his way to give helpful advice to young sailors to improve their own performance, as well as plenty of encouragement and moral support. As a lifelong Snipe sailor and a member of a family that is prominent in the history of the class, Augie readily puts forth an effort to promote the class and keep it growing by helping other sailors that take an interest in the boat, and advising current class members on how to improve.

 

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