Wilfrid Leuchars

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilfrid•Leuchars
Used nameWilfrid•Leuchars
Born26 May 1880 in Durban (RSA)
Died27 October 1942 in Durban (RSA)
NOC Great Britain


Wilfrid Leuchars was the son of John Walter Leuchars, one of the men responsible for developing Burnham as one of the leading yachting centres in Britain. Wilfrid, like his father, also became an excellent yachtsman, and finished fourth aboard his father’s boat Sibindi in the 6-metre race at the 1908 Olympics, around the Isle of Wight. Wilfrid regularly raced his father’s yachts and was a very proficient helmsman. A timber merchant, Wilfrid Leuchars was a member of the Royal Burnham and Royal Corinthian Clubs, and for many years was the Commodore of the Burnham Regatta. At the 1924 International Conference of the Yacht Racing Association he was elected a member.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Sailing GBR Wilfrid Leuchars
6 metres, Open (Olympic) Sibindi 4

Olympic family relations


Name previously given as William Leuchars.