George Gyles

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGeorge Frederick•Gyles
Used nameGeorge•Gyles
Born17 November 1877 in Camberwell, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died5 February 1959 in Vancouver, British Columbia (CAN)
AffiliationsRoyal Vancouver Yacht Club, Vancouver (CAN)
NOC Canada


A member of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, England-born George Gyles was selected to represent Canada in the 8 metre class at the 1932 Summer Olympics, alongside Ernest Cribb, Peter Gordon, Harry Jones, Ronald Maitland, and Hubert Wallace. Despite losing all four races, the Canadians brought home a silver medal from the Games because the only other nation to enter the 8 metre tournament was the United States. Gyles was heavily involved with the RVYC for much of his life and served as Commodore of the club in 1922, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1940, and 1941. He was made an honorary life member in 1953. By career he was an accountant and served as president of the Chartered Accountants of British Columbia in 1937-1938.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Sailing CAN George Gyles
8 metres, Open (Olympic) Santa Maria 2 Silver