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Walter Haverhals

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWalter Jules•Haverhals
Used nameWalter•Haverhals
Born30 April 1948 in Wilrijk, Antwerpen (BEL)
Died14 November 2018 in Wuustwezel (BEL)
Measurements170 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsRYCB, Antwerpen (BEL)
NOC Belgium


Walter Haverhals was a lifelong sailor, joining Royal Yacht Club of Belgium (RYCB) as a teenager, and remaining an active member until his death. Participation as a crew member in the Soling class at the 1972 Munich Olympics was the highlight of his competitive career. But Haverhals was also active as a board member of RYCB, as an organizer (such as at the 2003 World Championships in the Cadet class) and a benefactor of youth sailing. Professionally, Haverhals was an enterpreneur, running freight shipping businesses.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Sailing BEL Walter Haverhals
Three Person Keelboat, Open (Olympic) Belgium 18